2013 recap - akashic record

As the summer kicked off Ropeadope was treated to the third studio album from Boston's Akashic Record. Beau Sasser, Jared Sims, and Brian Thomas are joined by the great Alan Evans (Soulive) for this funky and soulful jaunt through 60's and 70's Hammond driven grooves.  Steve Fell and Peter McLean round out the group - tight and loose all at the same time. Dig the sound right here.    


meet the band - beau sasser

In addition to his tenure as Melvin Sparks’ preferred organist, Sasser leads his own trio whose residency at Bishop’s Lounge in Northampton, MA is now in its fifth year. Touring worldwide, Beau has shared the stage with Steely Dan, Michael Macdonald, Chicago and Earth, Wind & Fire along with funk master Maceo Parker (James Brown), Mike Keneally (Frank Zappa) Melvin Sparks, and jazz greats Medeski, Martin, and Wood.  


Support Your Local Artist(s)

Tuesday marks the release of Akashic Record's Ropeadope debut, Bring It Back! These talented and dedicated musicans have poured love, sweat, and a lot of time into making beautiful music. We know that the world is a better place with music, and appreciate those who sacrifice the norm to make this happen. Stream it, share it, pick up a track or the whole album to show your appreciation. It only takes a minute and it feels so good.  


Free Download from Akashic Record

Next Tuesday marks the Ropeadope debut of Akashic Record. Their new LP includes a host of guests including Melvin Sparks, Louis Cato, and John Ellis. head right over here and like them (you know you do) on the ole Facebook jawn and get a free track. Check the whole record over here at the awesome DeliRadio.


meet the band - jared sims

Jared has played music on four continents. He performs regularly under his own name and with several other groups. Jared has more than thirty different albums crossing several genres and his studio work has been featured American and Japanese television as well as several video games. Currently based in Boston, he performs regularly, tries to find time for leisure, and teaches jazz and saxophone at the University of Rhode Island in Kingston, RI. Check all things Jared Sims at his homespot right here.    


meet the band - Brian Thomas

Brian Thomas is a celebrated trombonist who has performed with Soulive, Lettuce, Maceo Parker, John Brown's Body, and many more. Constantly active in his adopted town of Boston, Brian heads up the Brian Thomas Group and works with a variety of bands, all the while teaching and networking to keep the music alive. Check his site and projects right over here.


put the needle on the (akashic) record

Bostonians know the heavy heavy funk that is Akashic Record. Beau Saser and Brian Thomas are joined by Jared Sims, Steve Fell, and Peter Maclean plus a host of special guests on their third release, Bring It Back! Mixed by Alan Evans (Soulive), the record is tight and focused, and then it gets wild. Get on board with the sound right here, and hang out with the boys (men) right over here.


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Release Show Tonight

Update on tonight's Akashic show at Church of Boston featuring Alan Evans & the Nth Power from the man, the myth, the legend, Benny T. pre-sales are going like crazy!! Don't get left out. Get your tix tonight or plan on showing up mad early! get em here.  


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