GOD IS ON THE PHONE Gospel Mix with Howard Hewett of Shalamar
"Micki Free is an extremely vicious guitarist who can bite with the best of rockers yet can bring a spell-binding slow blues to perfection. He is no stranger to the music world, though. Best known for his time with the popular bands Shalamar and Crown of Thorns, he is a winner of both a Grammy Award (for his work on the Beverly Hills Cop soundtrack) and five Native American Music Awards (he is of Cherokee-Comanche mixed heritage)."
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This new Single re-mix elaborates on the up beat positive vibes of the original version and expresses the true spiritual nature of Micki Free and has empowered this delightful single “God is on the Phone -Gospel Mix with Howard Hewett of Shalamar. “
R&B/Gospel fans’ heartthrob , favorite singer and Shalamar band mate Howard Hewett joins Micki Free behind the mic on “God Is On The Phone- Gospel Mix” This stirring funked-up gospel track also features Little Feat’s Kenny Gradney on Bass , Brother Paul Brown of Grammy winners’ Bobby Rush and Mike Farris fame on keyboards and drummer David “Hawk” Lopez .Trish Bowden /Howard Hewett/ Micki Free create the powerful soulful gospel Choir.
80’s music fans will remember Micki Free from his ten-year stint with the R&B group Shalamar, a period which saw some of the group’s biggest success on the pop charts with the hits “Dancing In The Sheets” and “Don’t Get Stopped In Beverly Hills,” which earned Free and the band a Grammy as part of the Beverly Hills Cop soundtrack. Free’s sizzling guitar playing talent led to a future of working with Prince, Carlos Santana, and Billy Gibbons, among others.
A Native American of mixed Comanche/Cherokee blood, Free has won five Native American Music Awards over his career, as well.
Micki Free combines his journeys into R&B, rock, soul, and funk into a heady blues on his latest Album, Tattoo Burn-Redux (Mysterium Blues Records). The original version of “God is on the Phone is the 1st cut on the 2017 release .”
This new Single re-mixed by Mark Corben ( producer for Gary Clark Jr. ) elaborates on the up beat positive vibes of the original version and expresses the true spiritual nature of Micki Free and Howard Hewett ! Decades of true friendship and devotion to writing and singing songs from the heart through real life experience, has empowered this delightful single “God is on the Phone -Gospel Mix with Howard Hewett of Shalamar “ to be a joyful celebration of hope and praise.
"Grammy Award Winner"
"Five Time Native American Music Award Winner"