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#2956966 - 11/08/18 01:10 PM Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals
Joe P Offline
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Keyboards well represented in this stuff. 15 minutes well spent, check it out:



cool

Edited to add: NSFW! smile


Edited by Joe P (11/08/18 01:25 PM)

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#2956967 - 11/08/18 01:14 PM Re: Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals [Re: Joe P]
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Oh, I new him when he was Breezy Lovejoy. Great to see his rise.
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#2956969 - 11/08/18 01:25 PM Re: Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals [Re: Joe P]
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Thank for sharing this
I like the intimacy of the small house and the audience just right there. And both he and the band, sound fantastic
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#2957046 - 11/09/18 06:12 AM Re: Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals [Re: yannis D]
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OXNARD DROPPING SOON!!!

(His new solo record, for the uninitiated.)
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#2957047 - 11/09/18 06:14 AM Re: Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals [Re: MAJUSCULE]
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And yeah, that's Ron Avant on keys.

BTW, the Free Nationals are also releasing an album right away. That's the band, minus Paak, plus the regular DJ, Callum Connor.
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#2957072 - 11/09/18 08:32 AM Re: Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals [Re: MAJUSCULE]
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What's he playing? Could not identify the boards...
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#2957073 - 11/09/18 08:41 AM Re: Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals [Re: To B3]
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Yep. I dig the vibe A.Paak brings as a musician/singer/MC. Definitely a refreshing approach to Hip-Hop. thu cool
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#2957079 - 11/09/18 08:58 AM Re: Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals [Re: To B3]
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Originally Posted By: To B3
What's he playing? Could not identify the boards...


Looks like a Yamaha Motif board and a Novation small keyboard
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#2957137 - 11/09/18 01:42 PM Re: Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals [Re: yannis D]
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That's Ron Avant a bad dude on keys! He played with Snoop for a min and we crossed paths a couple years ago when he was playing with Debarge down here on the same bill as a band I was playing with. That was right before Anderson Paak happened.

And only just now did I make the damn connection that AP is Breezy Lovejoy who I played with a bunch in the late '00s in LA! Doh!!!
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#2957183 - 11/10/18 04:57 AM Re: Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals [Re: Bobadecay]
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Bobby! Damn. cool
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#2957322 - Yesterday at 01:07 AM Re: Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals [Re: Dreamchilde]
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Originally Posted By: Dreamchilde
Oh, I new him when he was Breezy Lovejoy. Great to see his rise.


Haha me too! I met him once around 10 years ago - 2008. A friend of mine who also happened to be a pastor hosted this informal community music night event at his church, I think i played a song or two, and I met this kid in the corner sitting at a drum kit, he told me his name was Breezy Lovejoy - he was kind of quiet and unassuming, but had this youthful confidence about him, I think he might have played a song or two, decent but kinda low-key. About 5 years ago (2013), I went to some music showcase at the Troubador and some guy named Anderson Paak had a guest spot and performed (and was definitely not low key!). I Googled this Anderson guy after I saw the show and it mentioned he went by the name "Breezy Lovejoy" and went all, "WHUUUUUUUUUT?!?!?"


Edited by elsongs (Yesterday at 01:08 AM)

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#2957331 - Yesterday at 04:16 AM Re: Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals [Re: elsongs]
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I enjoyed that on several levels:
1. Hip-hop is so much more enjoyable (to me) on live instruments instead of loops
2. The intimacy of a compact, low-volume gig
3. His blending/interpolation of the middle ground between singing and rap
4. The guy's sheer charisma!

Thanks for posting.

Cheers, Mike.
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#2957336 - Yesterday at 05:53 AM Re: Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals [Re: stoken6]
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These are the two lead singles of both of those upcoming records I mentioned earlier.



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#2957343 - Yesterday at 08:00 AM Re: Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals [Re: MAJUSCULE]
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Originally Posted By: MAJUSCULE
Bruno who?

Cheers, Mike.
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#2957362 - Yesterday at 10:58 AM Re: Anderson .Paak & The Free Nationals [Re: elsongs]
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Originally Posted By: elsongs
Originally Posted By: Dreamchilde
Oh, I new him when he was Breezy Lovejoy. Great to see his rise.


Haha me too! I met him once around 10 years ago - 2008. A friend of mine who also happened to be a pastor hosted this informal community music night event at his church, I think i played a song or two, and I met this kid in the corner sitting at a drum kit, he told me his name was Breezy Lovejoy - he was kind of quiet and unassuming, but had this youthful confidence about him, I think he might have played a song or two, decent but kinda low-key. About 5 years ago (2013), I went to some music showcase at the Troubador and some guy named Anderson Paak had a guest spot and performed (and was definitely not low key!). I Googled this Anderson guy after I saw the show and it mentioned he went by the name "Breezy Lovejoy" and went all, "WHUUUUUUUUUT?!?!?"


First time I saw him, he was opening at the Temple Bar (when it was still open. Or it may have been Zanzibar) for Jesse Boykins. It's crazy that Breezy blew up and Jesse still remains fairly obscure. Guess it really is who you know.
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