SOULIVE ANNOUNCES NEW ADDITIONS FOR BOWLIVE 2 MARCH RESIDENCY at BROOKLYN BOWL Set to Feature Special Guests MATISYAHU, VAN HUNT, COREY GLOVER, JOHN SCOFIELD, PHAROAHE MONCHE, BERNIE WORRELL & Many More
WHAT: Soulive is heading back to Brooklyn Bowl for ten shows in March. The two-week residency, aptly dubbed Bowlive 2, marks the second year in a row that America’s preeminent organ groove trio hosts a funk-infused, multi-night blowout, glittered with special guests each and every set. Having already released a first round of musical co-conspirators set to join the festivities, including Corey Glover, Karl Denson, Lettuce, Maceo Parker, Matisyahu, Questlove and Van Hunt, Soulive is pleased to announce the additions of Bernie Worrell, Ivan Neville, John Scofield, Kofi and Oteil Burbridge, Pharoahe Monch, Robert Randolph and Wax. Over the course of ten nights, the band will delve deep into their decade-plus repertoire, while also paying special tribute to Parliament, Sly & The Family Stone and the music of New Orleans with a Mardi Gras celebration on Fat Tuesday.
In March of 2010, the members of Soulive hauled their instruments through the doors of a newly-opened warehouse-turned-music venue in Brooklyn that they would call home for the next two weeks. Eric Krasno, Alan Evans and Neal Evans called on a multitude of their closest friends and musical comrades to join them over the next fortnight – creating an incredibly broad guest lineup that included some of the greatest guitar virtuosos of the time (Derek Trucks, Warren Haynes), a handful of the biggest names in hip-hop (Questlove, Rahzel, Talib Kweli), and many of the most inventive improvisational players in modern rock n’ roll (Robert Randolph, Marco Benevento, Oteil & Kofi Burbridge).
The Brooklyn Bowl quickly became the mecca for these very distinct yet like-minded musicians, where they returned night after night, donning the dress code for good times (bowling shoes) and sharing famous Blue Ribbon fried chicken. The common thread that tied together all these disparate ingredients quickly became palpable — from the transcendental heartfelt improvisations onstage to the homey & playful atmosphere provided by the bowling alley, the Soulive residency was like nothing that had come before it because all of those diverse elements fused to ultimately bring the Soul to Brooklyn Bowl.
Along with this decade milestone, the trio launched its own label, Royal Family Records, with a focus on digital distribution and the releases of the Soulive family member’s projects. Look for numerous Royal Family label mates to appear at Bowlive including Lettuce, Adam Deitch, Nigel Hall and others.
The complete Bowlive 2 line-up is:
March 3 – Tribute to Parliment
Questlove (DJ Set)
March 8 – Mardi Gras Celebration
March 10 – Tribute to Sly and the Family Stone
Questlove (DJ Set)
WHERE: BROOKLYN BOWL
61 Wythe Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11211
WHEN: MARCH 1-5 & MARCH 8-12
TICKETS: 21+ ONLY