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Soul Salvage Project

by Soul Salvage Project

This album combines the rustic sounds of the Deep South peppered with the Delta Blues, Americana originality, and Southern Roots Rock grooves. Each song is saturated with truthful raw emotion designed to encourage and inspire. Gutsy, Edgy, & Soulful!
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Hometown: Genre: Members: Special Media:
Hammond, LA
Blues/Roots Rock/Americana
Angela Wolf, Russ McDaniel, Daniel Foster, & Guests Subject of a 2013 CBN Television Segment

Soul Salvage Project’s Sound is forged with the rustic sounds of old Delta Blues and music rooted in the Deep South. Every song has a different feel ranging from Blues, to Southern Rock, to Country, and even carries a hint of Funk / R&B. Angela Wolf's gutsy vocals and SSP's unforgettable sound cut through the wasteland of the stereotypical, chart-topping, overproduced bands of today. With her deep, soulful voice, Angela weaves stories that are saturated with truth and emotion like those of the legend, Janis Joplin. She is an outstanding songwriter and performer who knows how to work the audience. Angela is gifted in tackling difficult subject matter and bringing the house down with her raging performance of familiar tunes like House of the Rising Sun.

Having members from all over Southern Louisiana has its artistic and cultural benefits. Each band member brings a different treasure of influence to the stage. The powerhouse of SSP is held together by the percussive acoustics and smooth leads of Russ McDaniel. His melodic yet driving arrangements impart distinctive musical hooks that leave listeners wanting more. His heavy base-line strum patterns and fluid walking between chords are reminiscent of the legendary-style of Willy Nelson. In a nutshell, the reason folks love Soul Salvage Project so much is because the band delivers the sound of the music they loved in their youth. SSP’s experience shines in the shadow of the Swampland, making them one of the best bands among the all-time greats in the New Orleans realm.

Soul Salvage Project’s Appeal is to a large demographic which tends to draw the 1960’s Flower Children to the 1980’s Hair Band Fans. Soul Salvage Project is so much more than a great band. Their lyrical message is a bold representation of the broken world in which we live. The portraits that their music paints are "spot-on" with the heartbreak, struggles, and the inevitable redemption sought by all. SSP takes great care to offer hope in every song. Their music is pure with lyrics that can easily be heard and understood. In fact, the most frequent comment from listeners is, “That song was about me.”

The band’s sets consist of 50% original music and 50% copy music specifically selected to capture the attention of event-goers. SSP’s music is always family-friendly and their shows are void of profanity and vulgarity yet they appeal to hard crowds like bikers. In fact, SSP started out playing for biker rallies, sidewalk crowds, and even state penitentiary inmates. In contrast, SSP is frequently hosted by a wide range of churches and non-profit organizations across the South due to their ability to inspire congregations. Choosing SSP for your event will be the best decision you can make while planning. They will break the ice, bridge the gap between other performers, and make your audiences cheer for more!

Angela Wolf, Founder, Songwriter, and Lead Vocalist
Angela Wolf began singing at age 15 with a local Virginia rock band in high school. She studied vocal jazz and began a minor in vocal music at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. She traded in her trained classical voice for a gritty heavy metal voice in the mid 1980s and fronted for an original heavy metal band named Question from Greensboro, NC. From there she hopped around singing everything from pop to easy listening and eventually ended up in a Christian Contemporary band in Danville, Virginia. After giving her life to Jesus Christ in the 1990s she left professional music altogether and chose only to sing in church choirs and on praise teams in VA, GA, FL, and TX.

Prior to moving to Louisiana, Angela felt a calling back to her roots and sought to form her own band. But this time, her focus was completely led by Jesus Christ. Before forming Soul Salvage Project band she partnered with a local female vocalist in the Hammond, LA area and began touring churches and fronting for a Christian motorcycle group. Being a biker herself and being able reconnect with the secular world and hardened bike clubs she caught a glimpse of what she was born to do. In January of 2009, Angela formed Soul Salvage Project, and interviewed lots of local musicians to find those who not only shared her vision but whom were seasoned secular players with years of hard living like that of her own. Within the first year, she met Russ McDaniel and the two became fast friends, writing many songs, and playing all over Louisiana and Mississippi.

The two kept the name Soul Salvage Project due to their never ending search for other dedicated players who shared their dream. In the beginning, their sound was centered around the blazing sound of a Blues Harp played by Ben Grady McMorris, Russ's best childhood friend. The trio thrived and their sound was unique and very popular with bikers. It was during this time that Angela was invited to appear in prisons as a solo act, singing rock and Motown, speaking as a platform guest to male & female inmates, and troubled teens all over the country. This institutional spotlight began fanning the flame of her work with Soul Salvage Project and the band's popularity began to spread beyond the borders of the Deep South.

Several years after joining SSP, Russ stepped out of the acoustic rhythm guitar position and picked up electric lead, the band brought in heavier drummers, and a tremendous bass player by the name of Rob Boudreaux. Originally from New Orleans, Rob had a background in a different style of music primarily rooted in jazz. His contributions to the sound of SSP were undeniable and gave the band a full rich sound, filing in all the gaps. The band was looking for a full-time drummer and someone who knew sound who could take some of the technology burden off their shoulders. Out of the blue, they were contacted by Daniel "Delton" Foster who was a drummer, a guitarist, a former bassist, and even better - he was a professional soundman. Delton was an answer to prayer. He had left music to pursue a sound career and felt that he was missing out on something better. Over the past few years, he has driven the band to use in-ear monitors, play with a click, and to more aggressively chart their arrangements. In addition, Delton added thousands of dollars worth of equipment to the band's cache and the rest is history.

Having always wanted to learn guitar, Angela began taking lessons and the influence on her songwriting was invaluable. She plays a Taylor 814ce that her husband purchased as a surprise while on a business trip. Angela played piano as a child and reads music. She developed an affinity for percussion and plays during the band's live shows. This was a real feat for someone who claims they couldn't chew gum and walk at the same time! It wasn't until ten years ago that Angela developed her harmony ear loves singing harmony with the band and other singers on projects. Years of singing in organized choirs really gave her an edge in her own music.

Although Soul Salvage Project has recorded numerous times, they were never completely satisfied with the results or had run out of money before finalizing former projects. As it turns out, God's timing is not always our timing. By the time Soul Salvage Project made it to Jonathan Treeby, of JT Studios, they were finally in a position both musically and financially to produce something that would be worthy of their name and efforts. Jonathan Treeby, having been a professional touring musician with The Neville Brothers, BB King, and others was known for his musical talents but even more for his attention to quality. He was renowned in the New Orleans Music Arena as a top-notch producer and engineer. His multi-million dollar studio has worked with and produced hundreds of albums and projects. With the hard-learned lesson, "You get what you pay for," under their belt, Soul Salvage Project stepped into JT's studio with a total reverence and submission to his expertise and suggestions. JT produced this self-titled EP and is instrumental in developing Soul Salvage Project into a better band, and better songwriters through this process.

In retrospect, the success of Soul Salvage Project boils down to Angela's vision and drive, Russ's heart and desire, Delton's hard work ethic and perfectionism, Rob's godliness and willingness, and most importantly made reality by the hand of God Himself. It has truly been a team effort, and although players come and go, the spirit of Soul Salvage Project will continue and the stories portrayed in the music will live on for years to come.

Russ McDaniel, Lead Guitarist
Russ began playing guitar as a teen but became focused at the age of twenty as opportunities to play in country bands presented themselves. He sees himself as a traditional country musician but has grasped the blues with a vengeance! His love of Willy Nelson is easy to recognize in his playing style. He plays a Gibson 335 and uses a Univox U45B and a custom built Tweed amp (built by his best bud and former Blues Harp Player, Ben Grady.) His favorite pedals are a Analogman King of Tone and a Radial JX 2 Switchbone that runs both amps.

Daniel "Delton" Foster, Rhythm Guitar, Drums, Sound
Delton began playing the drums & piano as a child and drums in high school as part of the jazz band. He went on to play in numerous rock bands and even traveled around the world playing for missionaries in hard to reach places. He did not buy a guitar until he was 30 years old and was inspired to begin playing so that he could focus on songwriting. Daniel plays several guitars including an American Series Fender Telecaster, Gretsch Nashville Series 6120, and plays a Morgan Abbey 20 and a Greer Cam 18.

Rob Boudreaux, Bass Guitar
Rob has been playing since he was a child, growing up in New Orleans in an extremely talented musical family. Rob plays piano, bass, and guitar. His influences were the band Yes, Genesis, Pat Metheny Group, Danny O'Lannerty, and Steve Rodby. His favorite amongst his large collection of basses and guitars is a Jazz Fender Bass. His current rig is a Tech 21 Sansamp RBI into dvx 166a compressor into a Gallien Krueger 1001RB head with Gallien Kruger BLX Speakers.

Currently Soul Salvage Project plays with Drummer, Riley Blackwelder whom has been playing Classic Rock for 40+ years and has been the band's drummer for a year. The band often is accompanied by other guest artists at their live shows including Kevin Sullivan (Bassist), Jason Esler (Bassist), Orlando Henry (Keys), Pat Hancock (Lead Guitar), and others. The band's goal is to never turn down an opportunity to play and to make a huge impact on every listener at every venue. Currently they do their own booking, management, promotion/marketing, and sound production.

Following Angela's lead, the band is now embarking on a tour of prisons and jails to impart hope to the "least of these." Although the genre and sound of Soul Salvage Project has a secular familiarity about it, the band members are all Christians who not only love to play music and entertain crowds but also love their Savior and Inspiration, Jesus Christ. Their music can never be mistaken for Christian Contemporary or Praise and Worship Music as they bill themselves as a Blues/Americana/Roots Rock Band not a Christian Band. They will always take time before and after shows to talk to the crowd, and answer questions about their music and the "Reason" for their hope. No matter how famous they become, this will be a standard from which they will never stray. In fact, Angela's experience with drugs, a life of crime, attempted suicide, abortion, and depression are the basis for their music. Her story hits the mark with teens and young women who find themselves in what they believe to be helpless and often abusive addictive situations. Angela's appearance in an interview segment on CBN's 700 Club in 2013 fueled a flurry of appearances in churches that continues today to be an inspiration to many.

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