Hear Mark G. Meadows cover ‘Superstition’ by Stevie Wonder

The pianist and vocalist Mark G. Meadows has been known as a leading young figure on D.C.’s music scene since the release of his debut album, Something Good, in 2014. Since then he’s put out another fine record — To the People, named CapitalBop’s No. 2 album of 2016 — and performed in a range of clubs, concert halls and musical-theater stages across the DMV area.

Now he’s at work on a new EP, due in spring 2019, and today he released a funky cover of Stevie Wonder’s “Superstition” from that disc. You can listen to that here.

Together with his band, the Movement, Meadows brings Wonder’s up-tempo, baroque funk down to a simmer, adding complexity. At moments, his version sounds almost like cross-cover with Wonder’s funkiest hit, “Higher Ground.” Meadows’ vocals sail smoothly over the roiling grooves of drummer Carroll “C.V.” Dashiell and bassist Eliot Seppa, delivering a feverish piano solo mid-song before allowing guitarist John Lee’s eruptive shredding to bring things home.



Jackson Sinnenberg

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Jackson Sinnenberg is an Associate Producer for SiriusXM and a freelance writer. His work has appeared in the JazzTimes. NPR Music, NPR.org, the Washington City Paper and On Tap Magazine and the blog of Smithsonian Folkways Records. He previously covered the city’s music scene for WGTB, Georgetown University’s radio station, where he was a show host, writer, and columnist. He graduated from Georgetown with a bachelor’s degree in American Musical Culture. Read him at sinnenbergmusic.com. Follow him at @sinnenbergmusic.

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