From Rolling Stone: This reissue pairs his metaphysically funky 1974 masterpiece, Inspiration Information, with a similarly spacey unreleased LP cut between 1975 and 2000 that positions this multi-instrumentalist as a missing link between Sly, Jimi, Stevie, Prince and Frank Ocean. Start with “Aht Uh Mi Hed,” a beatbox symphony so uplifting you may feel your feet leaving the ground. Four stars.
Read more at Rolling Stone.
Shuggie Otis will be playing the Austin City Limits Music Festival, taking place October 4-6 and October 11-13. Stay tuned for the official date Shuggie will be performing!
A comforting record, Inspiration Information/Wings Of Love is an ideal companion on days when you’re too depressed to make listening decisions or too down on humans to interact with any of them save a man with faraway voice and a heart. This double disc reissue features “Inspiration Information,” a few surprising out takes and a bonus disc of some of Otis’ work from 1975 to 2000.
Read more at the Los Angeles Times.
Shuggie Otis has confirmed two upcoming festival appearances! He will be performing at the San Javier Jazz Festival in Murcia, Spain on July 16th, and more details will be made available at SanJavier.es.
In addition, Shuggie will play the Stern Grove Festival in San Francisco, CA on August 4th. Admission is free, and more information can be found at SternGrove.org.