Crooked Flower is a four-piece from the San Francisco Bay area and they sure sound like it. But with soul and R&B singer Angelina Dang fronting the project, they’re still able to put a modern stamp onto a classic sound. It’s as if they took all of the glorious textures of late 60’s and early 70’s rock ‘n roll and put them together with an angelic singer to guide their trip through the era.
Crooked Flower’s newest record Blooming: Live at Light Rail Studios doesn’t stray far from the overall concept of mixing that early 70’s aesthetic of the bands sound with Dang’s undeniable modern-soul voice. The record is a dreamy listen for a sunny day and really does hit all the right notes for a jam band fan, classic rock listener or soul aficionado. It’s a great mix of precision rock ‘n roll, groovy psychedelia, strong songwriting and quality musicianship. Listen to the live album below.