Beneath Oliver Kennan’s youthful appearance lies an old soul. A first listen to his debut album Oh Boy (May 10th, Hornblow Recordings) makes it clear that his internal jukebox is stocked with classic 45s from the golden age of soul and funk. On Oh Boy, Kennan is spinning bits and pieces of those records into something entirely his own. The jukebox is stocked with modern hits, too: Kennan’s stated influences range from Otis Redding to Arcade Fire, Dr. John to Radiohead, and Wilson Pickett to Amy Winehouse. Kennan’s vocals, songwriting, and guitar playing skills honor all of his heroes, classic and contemporary, but his greatest talent may be in leading his band. The ensemble is comprised of accomplished performers in their own right, and together they are one of the city’s most exciting soul ensembles. Watch out for Oh Boy, the debut album by Oliver Kennan, arriving May 10th.