Space Owl Unearths a Groovy Gem: “Skidoo” Blasts Onto the Scene!

Fasten your seatbelts, music lovers, because Space Owl is about to take you on a wild ride with their latest offering, “Skidoo.” This unearthed gem, a previously unreleased track from the band’s vault, injects a potent dose of vintage rock, funk and soul into the contemporary music landscape. More than just a time capsule, “Skidoo” transcends its origins with meticulous restoration, offering a masterfully crafted fusion of classic influences and a distinctly original sound.

The magic of “Skidoo” lies in its stellar lineup. Acclaimed musician Ari Joshua (guitar, vocals) joins forces with the legendary Bob Lovelace (bass, vocals), whose grooves have laid the foundation for countless iconic tracks. John Ewing (drums, vocals), known for his electrifying work with Johnny and The Moles, adds his driving energy, while the talented David Appelbaum on keys completes the picture with soulful flourishes.

Together, Space Owl weave a sonic tapestry that seamlessly blends the pulsating rhythms of 60s funk and soul with the raw energy of American rock. This is music that evokes the spirit of Hendrix and Phish, channeling the undeniable influence of The Allman Brothers Band and Led Zeppelin, yet pulsates with a distinctly Space Owl heart.

The blustering riffs reminiscent of a Band of Gypsies jam, to the mounting vocals and alluring melodies, “Skidoo” embarks on a cosmic journey. It’s a sonic adventure through the realms of blues, rock, and soul. The power of real musicianship takes center stage. The interplay between Joshua’s scorching guitar work, Lovelace’s pocket-perfect bass lines, Ewing’s driving drums, and Appelbaum’s soulful keys is a masterclass in collaboration.

“Skidoo” has been meticulously brought forth in all of its classic glory, boasting an impeccable production that sizzles with sonic appeal. The masterful mix, courtesy of engineer Johnathan Plum (London Bridge Studios), mixer Mel Detmer (Studio Soli), and mastering whiz Ed Brooks (RFI Mastering), allows each instrument to shine without drowning out the others. It’s a testament to the collective talent behind the scenes, ensuring “Skidoo” sounds as fresh and vibrant as anything in its league.

Space Owl is no stranger to pushing boundaries. Fans may recognize their previous works, a diverse portfolio that includes the genre-bending masterpiece “Home,” the infectious pop-rock anthem “I Will Come To You,” and the poignant ballad “Why Does Love Always Break Your Heart” (a spiritual sequel to their earlier opus “Mountain Song”). They’ve even delved into the complex world of through-composed pieces with “Flask,” a track that wouldn’t feel out of place on a Frank Zappa record or an early Phish jam.

“Skidoo” marks the latest chapter in Ari Joshua’s ambitious undertaking – releasing 24 original singles in 2024. It’s a testament to Joshua’s relentless creative spirit and a powerful reminder that sometimes the greatest treasures can be unearthed by revisiting the past.  “Skidoo” is a love letter to classic influences reimagined for a modern audience. So, crank up the volume, let the infectious groove take hold, and prepare to be transported to a world of sonic bliss with Space Owl.

“Skidoo” is now available for streaming and download on all major platforms. Stay tuned for more captivating releases from Ari Joshua and Space Owl at as they continue their musical journey throughout 2024.



John Ewing with Johnny and The Moles

May 28 – Blue Moon Tavern – Seattle, WA

May 30 – SeaMonster Lounge – Seattle, WA

June 29 – Tim’s Tavern – Seattle, WA

Bob Lovelace

June 6 – Marmalade, USA

Jun 15 – Saint-prouant, France

Jun 16 – Chelles, France

Jun 18 – Ittre, Belgium

Jun 19 – Wasquehal, France

Jun 21 – Penmarc’h, France

Jun 22 – Savigny-le-temple, France

Jun 23 – Maxeville, France

Jun 25 – Saint-vulbas, France

Ari Joshua

May 22 – Seamonster Lounge – Seattle, Wa

The Suncatchers featuring Joe Doria & Ehssan Karimi


May 23 – Helping Friendly Podcast with RJ Bee and Hosts – Osiris

Ari Joshua Band

May 31 – Nectars – Burlington, VT

June 9 – TBD – New Tork, NY

June 29 – Harstine Hoopla Festival – Olympia, WA

Kris Yunker, Ari Joshua, Ben Atkind Trio dates

June 5 – Kris Yunker’s FUNK NIGHT – The Stone Church – Bratelboro, VT

June 7 – All’s Eye Trio – Art Walk – South Vermont

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