“Outside Ourselves” is equal parts soul and funk, blues and roots, an all original build on last year’s masterful “Freightrain Live,” their debut album that brought the band into the spotlight both nationally and abroad. The title track “Outside Ourselves” is a choral anthem, a cut that both uplifts and jams out. It has already received local radio attention, having been selected for a compilation album to benefit homeless veterans in WNY.
Each of the original songs on “Outside Ourselves” is unique, ranging from an earthy ballad to a dirty blues shuffle, showcasing the band’s broad musical influences and pushing the boundaries of their blues beginnings. Each track includes the dynamic key Freightrain players, Robert “Freightrain” Parker on lead vocals and bass guitar, Grace Lougen on lead guitar, Damone Jackson on drums and Greg Leech on keys. A wide range of musicians and vocalists are interspersed throughout the album with a special appearance by music legend Bobby Militello on sax.