Chairman Mao welcomes NYC vocal outfit 79.5 for a special in-studio session of exquisite harmonies and Fender Rhodes riffs.
There is no greater testament to the appeal of 79.5 than the fact that the band’s sound defies any and all categorization. Frontlined by a triumvirate of supremely talented vocalists – Piya Malik, Nya Parker Brown and Kate Mattison – their harmonies connect with the tradition of classic soul while tapping into singer-songwriter intimacy and a wide range of influences that cross time and geography. It’s no wonder that “hard to categorize, easy to love” has become the band’s adopted self-descriptor. On the latest episode of Across 135th Street, host Chairman Jefferson Mao welcomes Piya, Nya and Kate to share a few favorite tunes, talk about modern band life in NYC and get on the mics for a special in-studio performance.