Indie/groove guitarist Joe Olnick and his band return with his sixth album of original material, Downtown. His latest CD explores the increasingly urban world that he lives in, based in the mid-Atlantic area near both Philadelphia and Baltimore.
Building on the success of the previous Defiant Grooves album, the Joe Olnick Band takes the grooves into more "avant-jam" territory similar to Medeski, Martin & Wood as well as Soulive.
The combination of classic guitar elements and new, creative approaches has created a growing fan base. Word is spreading of this unique music that has again been on the college radio charts, with stations like WERU, KAFM, WXAV, KWCR, WNIA, KTSW, WRST, WESS, WWSU, KOTO, KBBI, WMCO, and many more building a buzz around this release.
As with the previous album, Downtown is mastered by Grammy award-winner Reuben Cohen (Foo Fighters, Ryan Adams) at Lurssen Mastering in Burbank, CA for the highest quality sound.