Twelve new original tracks. Contemporary, southern tinged piano blues, Americana, rock, funk and soul.
Inspiring songwriting and lyrics that speak of peace, hope and unity. Relationship stories, ghosts of the past, overcoming adversity, addiction, and straight up party blues fill this CD to the brim with SMB's passionate performances.
Stay Above Water contains the colorful keyboard textures of Scottie's piano, organ and Mandolin. With brilliant electric and acoustic guitar playing by Patrick Allen. The engine room is rock solid and intense with veteran drummer Mark O'Day and bassist Dik Shopteau. Also, featuring special guest and three-time Grammy nominated singer Ruthie Foster.
Horn arrangements by iconic trombonist Larry McCabe help funkify' two tracks on the CD. They host a riveting horn section of the twin-cities best; David Eiland on Tenor Saxophone, Scott Snyder on Trumpet, John Croarkin on Baritone Saxophone and Larry McCabe on Trombone.