St. Paul & The Broken Bones hit the Spirit of the Suwannee Music Park like a hurricane of funk, soul, and guitar and organ pyrotechnics on the last day of the Suwannee Rising Festival. Unlike an actual hurricane, this was a much anticipated, truly appreciated force for any who’ve heard their latest release, The Alien Coast, or watched them grow on the musical radar until they became a Category 5 threat to humdrum headliners.

Vocalist Paul Janeway continues to be the lightning rod frontman that any good neo-gospel funk band requires, but his backing band of fierce players, particularly the guitar and organ duo of Browan Lollar and Al Gamble kept the light melodic side of the sonic whirlwind spinning while the three-piece horn section comprised of Allen Branstetter, Amari Ansari, and Chad Fisher on trumpet, sax, and trombone respectively easily switched between background rumbles and stage-shaking, thunderous bursts. All of this was made possible by the rock solid ground of the low-end rhythm section of Kevin Leon on drums and Jesse Phillips on bass providing a no-pressure, down low pocket for everyone else to get their licks in.

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St. Paul & The Broken Bones is, at their heart, a funk and soul review in the vein of the original Galactic with the House Man, the late great Theryl DeClouet. Janeway would even leave the stage for extended periods so that the rest of the band could be sure to all get a chance at doing some damage, mirroring the other, sadly gone frontman.

Luckily, we have more than just the shattered remains of the grounds and the Rising attendees to give us their accounts of the calamitous concert that raged along the Suwannee River, thanks to our own Rex-A-Vision, who was on hand to film the event and it’s aftermath. Check out the clips below for the rich and wide diversity of the St. Paul & The Broken Bones show, with classic hits mixed with dazzling instrumentals and fresh-as-the-morning tracks from the band’s latest releases filling out the set. When you’re done, there are plenty more Suwannee Rising videos from acts like Galactic, George Porter Jr. and Dumpstaphunk, and of course the shelter-clearing, calamitous Nth Power super jam that closed the weekend down.

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Check out the clips below, give a “Like & Subscribe” to the Rex-A-Vision channel for more music, and remember, into each life some rain must fall, but if that rain is mixed with the music of St. Paul, it isn’t such a bad thing after all.

St. Paul & The Broken Bones – “LivWithOutU”, “Flow With It (You Got Me Feeling)” – 4/9/22

St. Paul & The Broken Bones – “Instrumental”, “Hunter & His Hounds” – 4/9/22

St. Paul & The Broken Bones – “Like A Mighty River”, “Broken Bones & Pocket Change”, “Instrumental” 4/9/22