Reece Lincoln Band, a trio hailing from the Dayton, Ohio area, is proud to announce the release of their full-length debut album, Soul of a Man. The project contains 10 tracks, which can be best described as blues-driven Christian rock.
With this highly-anticipated effort, frontman Reece Lincoln, 21, said the band continues to live up to their motto, “High Octane Gospel…Fuel For the Soul.”
Musically, Soul of a Man demonstrates strong songwriting as well as an array of diverse musical talents. The project is heavily guitar-driven and it is rooted in some of the same timeless, creative elements that have defined many of today’s greatest musical legends. That is no surprise, coming from an act that cites Elvis Presley, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Ray Charles as some of their primary musical influences.
Lincoln believes that listeners will embrace the relevant sound as well as the meaningful messages that Soul of a Man delivers, “These songs will cause the listener to rock out by their stereo, but I also think they will challenge every listener. For instance one song states, ‘Tell me now what’s the value of your soul and would you trade it for your weight in gold?'”
“I would encourage someone to listen to our CD because it has a strong message. This is a collection of songs that people can listen to over and over again without growing tired of them,” Lincoln said.
Reece Lincoln Band is comprised of Reece Lincoln (vocals and guitar), Brad Willison, 21 (bass) and Joe Lang, 17 (drums). Produced by Matt Haupt and Dustin Burke, Soul of a Man was recorded in Dayton, Ohio at Phoenix Creative Group.
“We have recorded before, but we put more energy into this CD than anything we have ever done. I am really excited about this project, because we have worked so hard on it and it came together better than we ever thought possible,” Lincoln said.
Several of the standout songs on Soul of a Man include “Hard Times,” “Dial Tone,” “Unfinished Business” and “Veteran’s Song,” among others.
“Personally, each song means so much to me. The period when most of these songs were written, and even during the recording process, was a critical time for me. I found myself at a crossroads, making a decision that would change my life forever. At one point, I was having an intense writer’s block. When I finally chose the road that I knew God was calling me to take, it was supernatural. I began writing like never before. In fact, most of the songs on this CD were written in that short time frame,” Lincoln shared.
Prior to the release of Soul of a Man, the band had already gained national attention. They have been praised by a number of notable critics and have received a number of accolades and awards. Reece Lincoln Band was one of 27 bands who were chosen to compete nationwide in the CBS Early Show’s “Living Room Live Battle of the Bands.” They have also been seen nationally on the popular television show, “America’s Got Talent.” Also in 2007, Lincoln was the Gibson Guitar Center King of the Blues Southwestern Ohio winner.
Additionally, the band was nominated by the Dayton Blues Society to represent them at the International Blues Challenge Youth Showcase in Memphis, TN., the world’s largest gathering of Blues acts.
On December 3, the band publicized the CD’s release, locally. Fans gathered for a concert performance and an album release party at the Canal Street Tavern in Dayton, Ohio.
A few weeks ago, on December 31, The Dayton Daily News Go section recognized Soul of a Man as one of the “Best Local CD’s of 2010.”
Reece Lincoln Band consistently plays live shows at a variety of different venues as well as at a number of local and regional events. They have performed at schools, churches, parks and nightclubs, to name a few. Some of their past performances have included concerts at The Ohio Statehouse, BB King’s Blues Club on Beale Street, Dayton’s Grande Illumination and Miami County Fair, among many others.
Soul of a Man is available on iTunes (http://www.itunes.com), at CD Baby (http://www.cdbaby.com), CD Universe (http://www.cduniverse.com) and at a number of other retail outlets. Visit http://www.reecelincoln.com