Good music is still around. Sometimes you have to look under rocks to find it. Or sometimes, which is often times for us at Grown Folks Music, we’re exposed to somewhat decent music regularly. But, that’s the thing– it’s just alright. There’s potential there, but it feels like something is missing. We like it… but we don’t LOVE it.

So, when complete artistry comes around these parts we get excited. For example, we were excited about the Dirty Loops as a band and that same type of excitement immediately swept through the GFM HQ when we were sent the music of Louis York.

Perhaps one of the reasons why the work of Louis York is so complete is that separately Chuck Harmony and Claude Kelly were writing and producing some of the biggest songs in the world for some of the biggest artists in the world. They know how to make music. Together as Louis York their work is a creative and genre bending/blending kaleidescope. It’s all over the place, but what makes it complete and cohesive is the fact that at the center of everything they do is craftsmanship, thought, care and musicianship. Friends, that is the funk artists cannot fake no matter how “different” they claim the music to be. Louis York can be different, or “weird” as the call themselves because they’re that good as musicians.

Grown Folks Music caught up with Louis York right after the group’s intimate performance at Atlanta’s Music Room and they talked to us about how the group came to be and what the musical purpose and mission is. Enjoy the interview!

Louis York from Grown Folks Music on Vimeo.

Also, just in time for the holiday season, Louis York has released “What Does Christmas Mean?” featuring The Shindellas, who they mention in the interview and who are under Louis York’s Weirdo Workshop Imprint. Check it out!

Kimberly Kennedy Charles

I have questions. Artists have answers.