The Royal Family Ball Comes to Terminal 5

October 14th, 2011

Soulive (Alan Evans on drums, Neal Evans on the Hammond B3 and Eric Krasno on 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, which works out great because Soulive (above, doing “Eleanor Rigby” > “I Want You (She’s So Heavy)”) hosts the Royal Family Ball—with all sorts of friends, including Lettuce, Roy Hargrove, Pharoahe Monch, Rahzel, Raul Midón and the Shady Hornstomorrow night at Terminal 5.