Neal Evans, organ; Alan Evans, drums; Eric Krasno, guitar
Soulive is the ultimate feel good groove band! Steeped in soul, jazz, electro-funk, this jam trio is widely popular at jam fests and jazz festivals.
When brothers Neal and Alan Evans first invited guitarist Eric Krasno to get down at their Woodstock, NY studio (a session that led to the trio’s break-out record Get Down! in 1999), it was out of mutual love for the great soul-jazz organ trios of the ’60s and ’70s (Jimmy Smith, Groove Holmes, Brother Jack McDuff).
Not many bands can say they’ve recorded with Chaka Khan, Dave Matthews, Talib Kweli and John Scofield. Nor can many bands open for The Rolling Stones on one tour and have Stevie Wonder sit in with them on the next tour. The developed musical relationships, from the aforementioned artists to Derek Trucks, Maceo Parker, Susan Tedeschi, Karl Denson, Robert Randolph, Joshua Redman, Kenny Garrett, Fred Wesley, The Roots, Ivan Neville and so many others, speak volumes about both how versatile these talented musicians are. Jazz, hip-hop, rock, soul, funk, R & B, Blues – musically, there is not much the band hasn’t done.
In 2010, Soulive released Rubber Soulive, their take on Beatles classics, to rave reviews. March 2011 marked the 12-year anniversary of the trio, who celebrated their careers at Bowlive II, drawing over 8,000 fans over ten nights. The future of funk is in good hands.