On her latest release, Linn Rountree offers up a soulful collection of songs designed to warm even the coldest night. Lin Rountree and the production team of Billy Meadows and Dana Davis have scored another hit with this follow up to Rountree's magical debut project Groovetree. As DJ Fazio of JazzMonthly.com said about his 2005 release, Groovetree, "When you think 'groove', think Lin Rountree..." In talking about his new release, Lin Rountree said, "Sumthin' Good was a great project to record because we didn't stray too far from what made us successful on Groovetree.Great grooves with great melodies played by great musicians. On Sumthin' Good, you will hear a progression, almost a maturation of sorts, in our sound and concepts. You will feel a little more punch on the mid-tempo songs and more soul on the easy grooves."
During the past few years, Lin has received international acclaim for his music and performances and has been dubbed a member of the "new generation" of future smooth jazz stars. He has also shared the stage/studio with the likes of KEM, Dwele, Tim Bowman, George Benson, Peter White, Conya Doss Deitrick Hadden and a host of others. "For Your Love f/Tim Bowman," the first release from the 2005 Groovetree, stayed on the SJ Charts for 15 weeks as Lin's sound drew strong comparisons to Rick Braun and Chris Botti showing the world that Rountree is the real deal.
Punching grooves aren't all that Sumthin' Good serves up. According to Rountree, "There's a beautiful ballad ('All The Way') co-written by Roberto Valley (bassist with Paul Brown). Mr. Carl Robinson contributed 'She's Just A Woman' for you reggae lovers. The legendary Perry Hughes (guitarist with Earl Klugh and Bob James) kicks in some lead guitar and a KILLER solo on 'Chillin' On. ' There's even two vocal tracks this time, one featuring international soul sensation Amp Fiddler ('Kiss on Ya Soul'), and the other with up-and-coming R&B superstar 19-year-old Valencia ('Get Away'). All in all, we think Sumthin' Good is indeed that. We hope you will too!"
Through a partnership with industry moguls Hank Caldwell and Kendall Minter of NDN, LLC, Lin recently signed a national distribution deal with Ryko/Warner Bros. and is poised to release Sumthin' Good, Lin's sophomore effort. Sumthin' Good is scheduled to be released April 2008.