by Josh Best in New Music on Saturday 10 March 2012

The Soil and the Sun are from my new hometown of Grand Rapids, Michigan. They embody the part of me that is a total hippy. Yes, I have one, too. I went to see them a few years back at a local bar and it was one of the best shows I’ve ever been to. Since then, I’ve caught them a few more times here and there, and I always bring friends along because the musical experience is so rich. They describe themselves as Experiential Spiritual Folk-Rock meets New Mexican Space Music. A mouthful, I know. But if you break it down, it’s actually the perfect description.