Harley White Jr. Interview
SacTV.com "Video of the Day" review by
Alex Cosper on October 24, 2013
This video kicks off a series of interviews with Harley White Jr. at Fox and Goose on October 23, 2013. Harley
explains how he mostly plays original music with his band the Harley White Jr. Orchestra. The band mixes in
music from the 20s through 50s, which includes the early rock and roll music that was called rhythm & blues.
He says a big influence on his original music has been Duke Ellington. He enjoys bringing a modern approach
to styles of the 20s through 50s. They also add a late 60s Tower of Power funk blues influence to their music.
Harley talks about how the band also mixes in Latin influences and sometimes hip hop. "I do believe that you should
look back to see forward," says Harley.
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