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We ran a post two years ago asking you to help fund Otis Brown III‘s album. Today, we are proud to announce that Brown’s debut keep reading »

This past month Dr. Lonnie released ‘In the Beginning’ which revisits twelve compositions from early in his career with a brand new octet of talented musicians. We sat down to discuss the new record as well as to take a look back at the legendary career of one of the most influential organists alive.

After raising nearly $12,000 from hundreds of donors for his debut record as a bandleader, Otis Brown III is getting down to business. He recorded the album in April 2011 with a set of musicians that have defined music in there own right including Robert Glasper, Ben Williams, John Ellis, Keyon Harrold, Bilal, Esperanza Spalding, Gretchen Parlato and Nikki Ross.

You may know Otis Brown III from his stints as drummer for the likes of recent GRAMMY award winner Esperanza Spalding, Joe Lovano, Kurt Elling, Terence Blanchard, Herbie Hancock, John Legend or any number of other gigs, but now it’s time for Otis to do his own thing and he needs your support!