Sunday, September 06, 2009
Sunday Soul - The Royal Family Get Down!
So last weekend I took my pilgrimage down to Brooklyn to check out some classic soul acts. Coming up next weekend I'm sticking closer to home to check out The Royal Family Get Down, a one day soul fest featuring some more contemporary soul acts including Soulive (who are hosting the whole shin-dig), Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings (who weren't on the original bill and for whom I'm extra excited to check out), John Scofield, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals (who I've seen many times and enjoyed every one), the Charlie Hunter Trio, and Nigel Hall. Nearly all of these are acts I'd head out to catch alone, but put'em together and you're talking a killer day of music. It's all going down at The Pines Theater in Northampton, MA on the 12th, with doors opening (metaphorically speaking since it's an outdoor venue) at 2 PM. Planning on attending? Drop me a line and maybe we can meet up.
Soulive - Too Much (feat. Nigel Hall) : Up Here
Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings - Let Them Knock (live) : Live From Bonnaroo 2008 (DVD)
Grace Potter and the Nocturnals - I Chose You : Original Soul