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Monday, September 21, 2009

Soulive Celebrates its 10th Anniversary at Yoshi's

Posted By on Mon, Sep 21, 2009 at 11:20 AM

All Souled Out: Soulive
  • All Souled Out: Soulive
There aren't too many contemporary soul/R&B outfits with the grit of late 60s/early70s acts, but in that admittedly small number, you'd have to place Soulive high up on the totem pole. After ten years as a band, with ten albums on six labels (including Blue Note and Stax), Soulive is still going strong. Having recently returned to their roots--soulful, funky instrumentals--with their latest album Up Here, brothers Alan and Neal Evans and guitarist Eric Krasno (joined in their live sets by the Shady Horns), Soulive's anniversary celebrations at both Yoshis locations this week look to be something special. This Tuesday and Wednesday they play Oakland with ex-James Brown trombone player/bandleader Fred Wesley; Thursday and Friday sees them in San Francisco with trumpeter Roy Hargrove. What's a soul/funk disciple to do? Check out both configurations, if possible.

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