Cochemea “Cheme” Gastelum will release his first solo album, The Electric Sound of Johnny Arrow, on July 20 via MOWO! Inc. Cheme first made his name playing in Robert Walter’s 20th Congress and has spent the past few years as a touring member of Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings. In addition, the saxophonist has served as a recurring member of the house band for the Broadway musical Fela!. The Electric Sound of Johnny Arrow
was co-produced by Adam Dorn (aka Mocean Worker) and features ten new tracks. According to Cheme, the idea for Johnny Arrow first came to Gastelum in a dream he had that related back to his Native American roots.
“The Electric Sound of Johnny Arrow is about the end of one journey and the beginning of another,” Gastelum said in a statement. “It’s about staying true to the inner voice, respecting the ancestors and those who pioneered before us.”