Daughters & Sons

Cincinnati, Ohio

Three years ago, Daughters and Sons rose out of casual jams between guitarist/vocalist Willy Morren and bassist James Cooney, organized five minutes before Morren quit music out of the usual frustrations. A steady series of additions led to the band’s full formation and within months, Daughters and Sons were the city’s premier Funk/Rock outfit. They have the 2008 CEA for Funk/R&B to prove it. Tight rhythms, wailing horns, quivering keys, raucous guitar and Morren’s manic vocal presence combine in a frenetic Funk fever, the simultaneous cause and cure known as Daughters and Sons.

You’ll Dig It If You Dig: Sly Stone and George Clinton shoot dice with the ghosts of Curtis Mayfield and Jimi Hendrix as the Royal Crescent Mob plays on an ancient stereo from a broken window. (Brian Baker)