Internationally performing singer-songwriter Justin Figueroa is one of America's most exhilarating new vocal talents. Crafting an unforgettable sound that marries Motown like hooks with Jazz influenced acoustic guitar, Figueroa effortlessly taps the spirit of Nina Simone and Marvin Gaye and tops it off with a soaring falsetto that hasn't been heard since the glory days of Prince.
Quietly self-released, his digital-download only “The Justin Figueroa EP” quickly tackled 100,000 Myspace plays and brought the Industry calling: three sold out nights at the Montreal Jazz Festival supporting Florence K, calls from the “King of Pop” Jackson family, and meetings with staff at Interscope, Motown, and on down through the niche Indie labels. All collectively giving credence to the title 'Headphone Masterpiece' as declared by Worldwide Underground, this record is a personal handshake with a young legend in the making.
Currently on the road showcasing his solo acoustic gems, the secret to Figueroa's readily expanding fan base is the old adage, “A great song has wings”… an angel’s voice doesn’t hurt either.
released May 1, 2007
Recorded and Produced by Steve Muhic
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