A full-show video of the guest-filled Soulive performance from Bowlive VII on June 15th, 2017 at Brooklyn Bowl has been uploaded to YouTube. The concert features sit-ins from John Scofield, Marcus King, and The Shady Horns.
This concert comes from the first night of Soulive’s 7th annual Bowlive residency featuring all-star lineups of musicians for once-in-a-lifetime collaborations, and this show, in particular, was certainly no exception.
The show kicks off with Soulive’s own “Steppin'” from 2002’s Turn It Out. Guitarist Eric Krasno, drummer Alan Evans, and keyboardist Neal Evans continue on with more original compositions, including “One in Seven”, “Rudy’s Way”, and”Uncle Junior”. About 40 minutes into what would be a nearly three-hour performance, Soulive welcomes up The Shady Horns, comprised of Eric “Benny” Bloom and Ryan Zoidis of Lettuce. After a couple more tunes, Soulive then invites up guitar hero Scofield to the stage, where the band plays one of his, one of theirs, and the classic “Whatcha See Is Whatcha Get” by The Dramatics.
Soon enough, the ever-growing ensemble invites up still-budding guitar prodigy Marcus King to try and find some room on the crowded stage. The Shady Horns take a breather while Krasno, Scofield, and King put on a guitar clinic with strolls through “In Memory of Elizabeth Reed” by The Allman Brothers Band, B.B. King‘s “Sweet Little Angel”, and Jimi Hendrix‘s “Hey Joe”. Finally, The Shady Horns return for the blowout finale of “Turn On Your Lovelight”.
Watch the guest-filled Soulive performance at Bowlive VII in 2017.
Soulive – Brooklyn Bowl – 6/15/17 – Full Video [Pro-Shot]
Soulive was due to perform at the House of Blues New Orleans during this year’s New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival. Due to the ongoing spread of COVID-19, however, that show, along with the rest of Jazz Fest, has been canceled. The band is scheduled to play a string of shows in California during the first week of June, but those shows will most likely be canceled in accordance with recent statements from California Governor Gavin Newsome. Check Soulive’s website for announcements and keep up with the latest developments in the live music’s response to COVID-19 with the Live For Live Music concert cancellation tracker.