Jay Allen Sanford 2 p.m., Dec. 5
Sound description: The love child of James Brown and Janis Joplin, with punky funk and swinging soul.
RIYL: The Styletones, the Schizophonics, Karl Denson's Tiny Universe, Stevie & the Hi-Staxx, Sly and the Family Stone, the Mighty Hannibal, the Meters, the Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band, Little Beaver, Black Merda, Rufus Thomas, Lee Dorsey, Cold Blood
- "Despite the Rumors, San Diego Has Soul" · Dec. 24, 2014
- "No Identity Thief" · Dec. 30, 2013
- "Too Much Style" · Dec. 22, 2010
Influences: Sly and the Family Stone, the Meters, Black Merda, Rufus Thomas, Lee Dorsey, Cold Blood
Tevie Harris has played with a number of local soul groups (Stevie & the Hi-Staxx, etc.), as well as fronting his own self-named band. His 2015 album Circus Samsara and the Hungry Ghost was preceded by the single "Ragged Blues."