Photo by Jeffrey Dupuis

Galactic’s Stanton Moore will release the solo album Groove Alchemy on April 13. The 12-track CD is the culmination of a multimedia project that also includes an instructional book and DVD of the same name. The project’s ultimate goal is to explore the roots of funk drumming by examining the work of pioneers like Jabo Starks, Clyde Stubblefield and Zigaboo Modeliste, as well as New Orleans roots music. Throughout the record, Moore is backed by his longtime collaborators keyboardist Robert Walter and guitarist Will Bernard.

Stanton Moore will support the album with a series of drum clinics:

February 18 St. Louis, MO—Drum Headquarters

February 20 Denver, CO—Kent Denver School

February 26 Bellvue, WA—Donn Bennett’s

February 27 Portland, OR—Rhythm Traders

March 6 St. Louis, MO—Drum World