New Jersey rock/R&B/funk duo Dharmasoul release their debut, Lightning Kid. The compelling 10-song set finds Jonah Tolchin (guitar/vocals) and Kevin Clifford (drums/vocals) exploring the sonic spaces of The Meters, D'Angelo, The Staples Singers, Stevie Wonder, Medeski Martin & Wood, and John Scofield. It features foot stompers "Chosen One" and "Taste So Sweet," sitting astride the funky pleas of "Bless Your Children" and instrumentals such as "Vulgar." Produced by Dharmasoul, Lightning Kid was recorded live, with minimal overdubs in August 2017 at Verdant Studios in Athens, VT by Pete Weiss. "This project feels like something that's been waiting for ten years," says Tolchin. "Yet it couldn't have happened any sooner than it did. Lightning Kid represents a culmination of our collective influences throughout our years as music appreciators and players, ranging from folk and world music to funk, jazz, blues, rock, hip-hop, R&B, and gospel. Adds Clifford, "We don't think about fitting into specific genres. That's what makes our partnership so special. We have an openness and a clarity that respects and honors freedom of musical expression."