The new solo album from Miles “Music Man” Tackett, The Fool Who Wonders, is a soulful collection of original, guitar-centric songs available July 8th on Rootdown LA Records. As founder/leader of the Breakestra, Tackett has been busy writing, producing, and performing the funk and soul-jazz sounds that have shaped the Los Angeles underground funk scene for over a decade. On his new solo release, recorded on analog tape at New Tilt Studio in Los Angeles, Tackett’s master skills as a songwriter, guitarist, vocalist, producer, and engineer are at the forefront as he warmly weaves together blues, jazz, and psychedelic rock with the funky soul sounds he is known for.
Not as well known is his background growing up in the Santa Monica mountains of Topanga Canyon where he was surrounded by a colorful cast of actors, artists & musicians like the band Little Feat who his father Multi-instrumentalist Fred Tackett is a life long member of. Though he now lives on the eastside of L.A. the Canyon still calls his name as his ode “out in the canyon” attests. Another canyon recalled is Laurel Canyon in Miles’ new psych-soul take on David Crosby’s Byrds era “everybody’s been burned”.
“Just What I Need” is the first single featuring Tackett on vocals, guitar and keys. Fans of Tackett’s previous projects or even his weekly all-vinyl DJ sets at FUNKY SOLE will all find something unique inThe Fool Who Wonders
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