Bowlive 2 Starts Tonight at Brooklyn BowlMarch 1st, 2011
Soulive—Alan Evans (drums), Neal Evans (Hammond B3) and Eric Krasno (guitar)—formed in the late ’90s and has been bringing its own bluesy, jammy brand of jazz, funk, classic rock and R&B to the dancing masses ever since. Krasno joined the brothers Evans for a recording session in Woodstock in 1999, which eventually became their first EP, Get Down! A host of discs has followed, including last year’s Rubber Soulive, which, as you can imagine, reinterpreted the Beatles. But despite the trio’s recorded virtuosity, far and away the best way to experience these guys is live. And on that note, you’re in luck because Bowlive 2 starts tonight. That’s right: Soulive (above, doing “Everybody Wants to Rule the World” with Nigel Hall) plays Brooklyn Bowl 10 times between now and 3/12. And as always, there will be special guests galore, like Maceo Parker and Lettuce (tonight), Bernie Worrell and Corey Glover (3/3), Robert Randolph (3/4–5), John Scofield, Ivan Neville and Kofi Burbridge (3/8), Neville, Burbridge and Oteil Burbridge (3/9), Karl Denson and Van Hunt (3/10–11) and Matisyahu (3/12). So put on your dancing shoes or bowling shoes and prepare to get down.