January 18, 2022

Roots to Grooves – Bastien Keb

Welcome to our weekly podcast “Roots to Grooves”.
Each episode explores the music, life and careers of musical artists from their earliest beginnings through to their most recent releases.

On this edition of Roots to Grooves, musicians Jay Purcell and Jesse Quigley discuss the sonic world of elusive producer/artist “Bastien Keb“. We say elusive, because despite putting out 3 full length albums since 2015, he hardly gives any interviews and most press coverage is limited to reviews of his releases. Whether this is intentional on Bastien’s part or not, it’s certain to say that his music speaks louder than any other supplemental words or reviews could offer.

His sound is jazzy, percussive, off-kilter, groovy and “like sunshine in your face” as Jay describes it on this episode.

Bastien’s real name is Sebastien Jones. A multi-instrumentalist, and commercial music composer by day, he calls out Tom Waits as being a major influence on him, as well as Dr. John’s 1968 album “Gris Gris“, which you can hear a snippet of in this episode.

Join us as we explore the music of Bastien Keb!

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