Bassist Larry Graham and Graham Central Station are set to release their first album in over a decade, Raise Up, on September 25th (Listen 2 Entertainment /Razor & Tie).
Bassist Larry Graham – the architect of the slap-and-pluck bass technique that defined the funk sound of the ’60s and ’70s and continues to inspire bassists across virtually every genre to this day – may specialize in the low end of the sonic spectrum, but he’s just as ready to take his music to unprecedented heights. He’s been doing it for more than four decades – first as the rock-solid foundation for a string of enduring and iconic hits by Sly and the Family Stone, and later as the head of his own powerhouse unit, Graham Central Station.
After a 13-year hiatus, Graham Central Station makes its triumphant return with Raise Up, set for release on Listen 2 Entertainment / Razor & Tie on September 25, 2012. Rise Up includes new versions of three classic GCS tracks, along with ten new songs for a new generation of fans. The album features guest appearances by Prince – a longtime collaborator with Graham and GCS since the late 1990s – as well as songwriter/guitarist/producer Rafael Saadiq.
ELECTRONIC PRESS KIT: