Late on Monday night, ultra-talented funk fusion outfit Ghost-Note welcomed the final day of the decade with a guest-filled dance party centered around the music of Prince at New York’s Sony Hall. While The Purple One’s catalog has been the focus of many a tribute show, drummer Robert Sput Searight delighted in pulling out the lesser-known but dearly beloved “b-list” and “c-list” deep cuts for this after-hours get-down.
While Ghost-Note is already a world-class battalion of musicians in their own right, the band welcomed a number of stellar guests to help bring the music of Prince to life including guitarists/vocalists Brandon “Taz” Niederauer and Louis Cato, trumpeter Jennifer Hartswick, and a magnetic crew of powerhouse singers including Ahrel Lumzy and Rojo “REDD” Lavoe (D’Angelo and the Vanguard), STOUT (Childish Gambino/The Funk Apostles), J Hoard, Chris Rob, and more.
Below, you can check out a gallery of photos from the memorable Ghost Note & Friends Play Prince performance at Sony Hall courtesy of photographer Ken Spielman.
Setlist: Ghost Note & Friends Play Prince | Sony Hall | New York, NY | 12/30/19
Controversy (Band) Intro*
All the Critics (RL)
Let’s Work (Devon)
I Would Die 4 U (J Hoard) (Louis Cato)
Diamonds n’ Pearls (RL &Jenn)
Housequake (Cris Rob)
When Doves Cry (RL) (Taz)
Just as Long as We’re Together (J Hoard)
Morning Paper (Devon)
The Beautiful One (Stout)
Louis Cato (KISS /Wanna be your Lover)
Call my Name (Devon)
Everlasting Now (Stout)
Party Up (Cris Rob) (Louis Cato)
Baby I’m a Star (Taz/Everybody)