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Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue & Soulive with Anders Osborne

Monday, July 22, 2013

6:00 p.m.10:00 p.m.

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Since the release of their GRAMMY-nominated 2010 debut album, Backatown, Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue have grown creatively while winning hordes of new fans performing nonstop on five continents. Their latest album, For True, offers substantive proof of their explosive growth, further refining the signature sound Troy “Trombone Shorty” Andrews has dubbed “Supafunkrock.” The band stirs together old-school Jazz, Funk and Soul, laced with hard-rock power chords and Hip-Hop beats, and they’ve added some tangy new ingredients on For True as they keep pushing the envelope, exploring new musical territory. “Trombone Shorty is so ready for his close-up,” The New York Times wrote, describing the young virtuoso as “a native prodigy destined for breakout success.”

Soulive has never made any bones about what they do best; it’s right there in their name. Since forming in 1999, the trio of guitarist Eric Krasno, drummer Alan Evans and keyboardist Neal Evans has carried the torch for the soul-jazz organ trio. In their 13 years together, Soulive has followed the muse in the direction of Hip-Hop, R&B, Blues and Rock, collaborating with the likes of Chaka Khan, Dave Matthews, and Talib Kweli and so many others, even going so far as to record a full album of covers by The Beatles. Their latest, a four-track EP entitled, SPARK, was recorded over a day and a half with saxophonist/flautist Karl Denson. No matter how they push the limits of the organ trio, they always come back to their bread and butter: blistering solos and grooves that don’t quit.

Between the potency of his incredibly deep songwriting, his soulful vocals and his subtle, expert guitar work, New Orleans’ Anders Osborne is a true musical treasure. Osborne is among the most original and visionary musicians writing and performing today. OffBeat magazine recently named Osborne the Crescent City’s Best Roots Rock Artist and declared him the city’s Best Guitarist for the second straight year. Since the release of his 2010 debut, American Patchwork and his 2012 follow-up Black Eye Galaxy, Osborne has earned hordes of new fans. Relix magazine said Osborne has, “A phenomenal blend of self-awareness, spirit and muscle.” In late 2012, Osborne recorded his new six-song EP, Three Free Amigos, a semi-acoustic collection cut in a relaxed, easygoing atmosphere, with friends joining him in various combinations, creating true musical magic.

Doors: 5:00 pm / Show: 6:00 pm

$35 advance / $40 day of show
On Sale Fri 4/26 12:00 pm EDT

This event is all ages

Proceeds from this concert help make possible the free programs of SummerStage.

Rain or Shine Event, General Admission, Standing Room Only.


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