Week 1: Micheal Franti and Sprearhead – Hello Bonjour

I came across Micheal Franti and Spearhead a few years back when listening to Jian Ghomeshi on CBC Radio. I liked what I heard and went out and purchased the album Yell Fire released August 15, 2006. It is a great album, solid throughout and in my opinion his best so far. His next album All Rebel Rockers is a close second on my list.

I caught the band live in November, 2010, in Toronto, it was a great show in a small venue. When I was telling my friends about the concert most had never heard of the band. It always amazes me that talent and popularity do not always go hand in hand. Michael Franti and Spearhead are a group that will grow in popularity and last the test of time – they are the real thing.

My first song of the week is a great tune off the Yell Fire album called Hello Bonjour. Turn it up and check it out and tell me you don’t feel like dancing…go ahead who cares what your co-workers think.

Other notables on the Yell Fire album include:
Time to Go Home
East to the West
Yell Fire
Light Up Ya Lighter

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