Tony Pica

Soul Occupation

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Hartford, MI's Tony Pica plays a style of loose funky rock with bits of R&B/blues and soul, sounding like something between the Band and Lenny Kravitz, Counting Crows, and a lighter Ani DiFranco without the sociopolitics. Recording in South Bend, IN, with a strong multiracial band that likes to keep the funk-rock grooves coming, he manages to sidestep the commercial pop blahs with a voice that actually resonates. His singing is a little like what Elvis Costello might sound like if he were a soul singer instead of so nasally. One could see a major label picking up these guys; they do it much better than Dave Matthews.

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