Stanton Moore touring in support of Groove Alchemy

Groove Alchemy’s funky, and because it’s part of an educational project, it’s not showy. Instead, the trio is modeling how effortless a well-played groove can sound and how effective it can be with sympathetic players.”            OffBeat
“New Orleans-based drummer Stanton Moore – the virtuoso rhythm engine of Crescent City funk ensemble Galactic – has put out a series of highly enjoyable solo albums via Telarc. The latest, Groove Alchemy, is meant to be a master class in various methods of R&B drumming; it’s the CD counterpart to an instructional DVD/book tool kit for aspiring stickmen. But such tracks as ‘Pot Licker’ and ‘Neeps and Tatties’ feel less like lessons than they do tasty inclusions for any party soundtrack. Hammond organ man Robert Walter steals the show with his swampy licks and groovy bass pedals, while guitarist Will Bernard adds his usual funky chicken scratching.”   Newark Star-Ledger
“From the burning opening track, ‘Squash Blossom’ to the spooky ‘Cleanse This House, Groove Alchemy sounds like Moore and the guys are having a ball doing what they do. The New Orleans sound on tracks like ‘Root Cellar’ and ‘Keep the Gwine’ anchors the New Orleans tradition, but Moore even digs into country music with a tip of his sticks to his grandparents on the George Jones hit ‘He’s Stopped Loving Her Today.’ Throughout it all is the monstrous playing of Moore: funky, tasteful and slamming.” Spinner