New Direction 

Music to me has always been a way to tell stories, a way to reach people through melody, rhythm and sound with our tools of choice. There are many forms and styles of music from which we can choose to share our expression. My influences, teaching, mentoring and upbringing are the vehicles that have lead me to the point of not withholding anything from you, the audience, the listener. I'm influenced by popular songs of twenty, thirty, forty years ago and beyond. Songs were songs then and they were strong. They had meaning and they were sincere. In understanding many of the concepts, genres, and styles of music, I choose to bring to you a heartfelt, organic mixture of songs, telling stories that will hopefully speak to your hearts the same way they spoke to mine.

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  • Kevin Allen
    Kevin Allen Oakland, CA
    I wish I had been following Roland's career more closely. Saw him perform with Marcus Roberts at the SF Jazz event many years ago. As a bassist, I always zoom in on every bassist. Myron Dove and Roland to me, are two of the most underrated monsters on bass. After speaking with Roland after the show - I was an instant fan. His music is warm when needed, and his tone is just on point. Always inspired when I listen to his music.

    I wish I had been following Roland's career more closely. Saw him perform with Marcus Roberts at the SF Jazz event many years ago. As a bassist, I always zoom in on every bassist. Myron Dove and Roland to me, are two of the most underrated monsters on bass. After speaking with Roland after the show - I was an instant fan. His music is warm when needed, and his tone is just on point. Always inspired when I listen to his music.

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