Bushwalla / Bronze Radio Return
Bushwalla plays a unique blend of funk, rock, freestyle, and acoustic hip-hop with a soul deeply rooted in authenticity and optimism. His writing talents came to notice after he cowrote Jason Mraz's debut platinum album, Waiting for My Rocket to Come, and sophomore release. Bushwalla's debut EP, Ghetto Blaster (produced by Spooner Oldham), has fans worldwide and is highly acclaimed in the Southern California media circuit. He released his full-length album Autodidactical Freestyle & Radical in 2008. Live, Bushwalla and his 1-2-3 Band experiment with an improvisational party atmosphere, captivating audiences week after week.
Like listening to old bluesmen on your iPod, Bronze Radio Return is about the juxtaposition of the old and the new. The band members share a love for old records and attribute their sound to music that came long before their childhoods, which they studied in college. The way they modernize this traditional American style of music makes them truly unique. Myspace Records brought Bronze Radio Return into their stable of "Friends and Family," the best unsigned bands on the popular portal.
Doug Derryberry (Bruce Hornsby, Ben Folds Five) produced their first EP. More recently, the northeastern band's collaboration with midwestern producer Chad Copelin brought them to a Southern studio. The resulting full-length, Old Time Speaker, has what it takes to please lovers of all kinds of rock 'n' roll.