R&B, Soul Jazz, Blues, Bossa Nova, MPB, Tropicalia, Cuban, Salsa, Samba, Rocksteady, Lover's Rock, Roots, African (i.e. Benga, Marrabenta, Soukous, Highlife). Favorites include: Marvin Gaye, Bill Withers, Sam Cooke, Donald Byrd, Mizzell Bros., Bob Marley
Phish, in a few words
Phish is an outlier from my primary musical interests, yet it is by far my favorite band in the world. In many ways I credit Phish's music to exposing me to so many other artists and genres, even if most of the influence is indirect.
The Mockingbird Foundation is a non-profit organization founded by Phish fans in 1996 to generate charitable proceeds from the Phish community.
And since we're entirely volunteer – with no office, salaries, or paid staff – administrative costs are less than 2% of revenues! So far, we've distributed over $1,000,000 to support music education for children – hundreds of grants in all 50 states, with more on the way.