Doors, Bar & Restaurant open at 5:30. Music at 8:00. No Cover. Donations encouraged.
Friday February 28
Bobby Harden's Soul Purpose Band
Soul Purpose features a cast of music veterans such as Cliff Lyons (Average White Band), and Reggie Pittman (Jaimoes Jassz Band), among others who have toured or recorded with artists such as Dave Stewart, Labelle, The Allman Brothers, Jim Weider and The Main Ingredient.
New York City’s acclaimed soul/ rhythm and blues singer, Bobby Harden, is thrilling audiences as lead singer of the world-famous Original Blues Brothers Band. Led by music icons Steve Cropper and Lou Marini, the band keeps alive the tradition started by Belushi and Akroyd. From Marrakech to Munich, Tokyo to Moscow and Hong Kong to his home in New York’s Greenwich Village, Harden is a classic example of what it is to be a true soul/rhythm and blues crooner. Bobby has shared the stage with soul legends Solomon Burke, Eddie Floyd, Ben E. King, Robert Cray, Delbert McClinton and Howard Tate.
His phenomenal eight piece SOUL PURPOSE band is a tight, funky band of brothers and sisters who whip audiences into the frenzy known as a Bobby Harden show.
Harden's album, RIVER OF SOUL was, produced by fellow Blues Brother and Musical Director of SNL, Leon Pendarvis.
“... in touch with the southern soul style of 70s soul classics...deep soul fashion....the pace and excitement builds to a perfect ending “. – Allan Shellard www.fantasyradio.co.uk 97FM-UK
[Bobby Harden with ORIGINAL BLUES BROTHER'S BAND on "THE LAST SHADE OF BLUE BEFORE BLACK"]
“…some of the most outstanding tracks hark back to [Steve Cropper’s] work at STAX, including....Harden’s take on Rufus Thomas' unrelenting funk hit "ITCH AND SCRATCH"....Harden shifts things from Memphis to Muscle Shoals and delivers the highlight with a version of Dan Penn’s "YOU LEFT THE WATER RUNNING"....the song’s pedigree includes versions by Wilson Pickett ,Otis Redding and Sam & Dave - absolutely infectious!" - No Depression
Chuño is an experimental music duo originated by two Argentinian, NYC-based musicians - percussionist Franco Pinna and singer Sofia Tosello - both in-demand as session players and educators, worldwide.
Chuño blends the rhythms and melodies of South and Central America, using the “Arpa Legüera”, an instrument that evokes the sounds of a Charango, African Kora, and Asian Koto. Arpa Legüera was invented and crafted by Pinna in 2013. Franco’s setting includes drum set, percussion from around the world, alongside the Arpa. Sofia Tosello brings the warmth, the storytelling and the passionate interpretation of the lyrics.