2017 release, the debut album from E-Life 7 Featuring Michael Pennick. EL7 unites some of Western NY's finest musicians on this release, including Michael Pennick on bass, Rodney Spears and Charlie Crymes Jr. On keyboards, guitarist Ron Walker, and drummer and percussionist Tim Webb. Special appearances by Ken Whitman (tenor sax), Walter Kemp III, Van Taylor (keyboards), Joey Diggs and Dee Osbourne (vocals) round out this stellar album that spans jazz, soul, and R&B, all with a sound that remains unique to EL7. EL7 is the brainchild of Ron Walker and Mike Pennick, both long time members of Buffalo Music Hall of Fame R&B recording artists The Exoutics. While contemplating their musical future longtime friends Ron and Mike decided it was time to explore their Jazz alter egos and discover what lies beneath the tender ballads and funky R&B grooves they had been writing for years. EL7 acknowledges the musical and spiritual influence of past and present members of The Exoutics, and after a brief discussion, it was agreed that their next project would highlight the talent of bassist Mike Pennick. The resulting album captures the flavor and passion of each musician, and audiences will enjoy and appreciate this special blend of jazz and R&B.