|Photo courtesy Sofaburn Records
Growing up in Gary, Indiana, Quinn DeVeaux was raised listening to his mom's 80's R&B albums and his dad's classic rock ones. His grandmother was a jazz singer and an uncle booked booked shows in northern Indiana for artists like Howlin' Wolf. He first heard Muddy Waters while driving across the country and was taken by Waters' raw emotion. He moved to Kansas, then Olympia, WA to attend Evergreen State College, then Los Angeles before settling in San Francisco.
For his new single, he teamed with The California Honeydrops. "Very Best Thing" is just pure classic soul. DeVeaux just has this timeless quality in his vocals that makes the song sound like it could be from any time in the past fifty years or so. His voice just sounds vintage. As smooth as the song is, The California Honeydrops just add this certain edge to the music you don't typically hear in soul. "Very Best Thing" is one of the finer soul songs we've brought you in a long time.
You can watch the video for "Very Best Thing" below. The song is available as a single via Sofaburn Records and can be purchased through Bandcamp. For more on Quinn DeVeaux, check out the artist's website.