Bowlive III Starts Tonight

February 28th, 2012

The soul-funk trio 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 studio albums and live discs followed, including 2010’s instrumental take on the Beatles, Rubber Soulive. But despite the trio’s recorded virtuosity, far and away the best way to experience these guys is live. Which works out great because with Bowlive III beginning tonight, you’ve got 10 chances to see them in person. That’s right: Soulive (above, doing “Eleanor Rigby” and “I Want You (She’s So Heavy)” during the first Bowlive) plays Brooklyn Bowl 10 times between now and 3/10.

And as always, there will be special guests galore, like John Scofield and Luther Dickinson tonight and tomorrow, Rahzel, ?uestlove and Karl Denson on 3/1, Karl Denson, Jennifer Hartswick and the Alecia Chakour Band on 3/2, Jennifer Hartswick, Marco Benevento and the Nigel Hall Band on 3/3, Lettuce, Zach Deputy, Skerik and Allen Stone on 3/6, Lettuce, Zach Deputy and Skerik on 3/7, ?uestlove, George Porter Jr., Billy Martin, Citizen Cope and Alice Smith on 3/8, and George Porter Jr., Nigel Hall, Alecia Chakour and Kenny Olson on 3/9. Put on your dancing shoes or your bowling shoes and prepare to get down.