Soulive delivered their sixth of eight performances for the seventh annual Bowlive on Thursday night at the Brooklyn Bowl. The evening was billed “Sco-Live” with John Scofield and The Shady Horns, though started strictly with the beloved Eric Krasno, Alan Evans, Neal Evans trio. From the opening notes, the vibe was set strong as the funk and soul heroes dove head first into their expansive catalogue with few repeats from nights past.
The brass horn duo Ryan Zoidis and Eric Benny Bloom, affectionately known as The Shady Horns, upped the game half way through the first set. Scofield joined for the “Sco-Live” portion of the evening for the second set, adding new guitar elements that held the crowd in the palm of his hands. With the energy at an all time high, unexpected guest Marcus King (who is billed for tonight’s show, along with George Porter Jr. and The Shady Horns) joined the magic for an unforgettable version of “In Memory of Elizabeth Reed” by the Allman Brothers Band.
Emotions ran high as the young guitarist/vocalist stuck around for a few more songs, filling the room with blues-heavy vibes and smiles all around. The three guitarists worked magic around each other, navigating the impromptu jams like true professionals across their multi-generation gap. The second set closed with Jimi Hendrix‘s “Hey Joe.” All musicians returned once again for an enormous “Turn On Your Lovelight.”
Evan Pragliola was on the scene taking videos, which you can enjoy below.
In Memory of Elizabeth Reed
In Memory of Elizabeth Reed, Scofield solo
Turn On Your Lovelight
Marcus King original