Full Shows Audio & Videos: Soulive Performs At Ardmore Music Hall With John Scofield


Soulive‘s first performances (and only confirmed for now) of the year took place this past weekend at the Ardmore Music Hall in Ardmore, Pennsylvania. The trio played on Friday night and Saturday afternoon with jazz guitarist John Scofield and then ended the run on Saturday night with a set that featured a guest spot from guitarist Danny Mayer. Audience recordings and videos from Soulive’s visit to the Philadelphia area have surfaced.

Guitarist Eric Krasno, keyboardist Neal Evans and drummer Alan Evans recently issued Cinematics Vol. 1, an EP that marks their first studio release in six years. Soulive wound up playing four of the five tracks off the EP multiple times over the course of the run with “King’s March,” “Sidekick” and “Waves” appearing in all three sets.

John Scofield joined the trio for most of their Friday night set and Saturday afternoon matinee. Sco added to “Hottentrot,” “Nealization,” “Boozer,” “Hey Joe” and “Get Back” during Friday’s performance and then came back out for an encore of the beloved Allman Brothers Band instrumental “In Memory Of Elizabeth Reed.” On Saturday, Scofield collaborated with Soulive on “Whatcha See Is What You Get,” “Uncle Junior,” “Shaheed,” “Tabasco,” “Waves,” “Boozer,” “Hey Joe” and another “Liz Reed” encore.

Soulive concluded the run at Ardmore Music Hall on Saturday night. “Steppin'” and “Up Right” made their first appearances of the weekend as did “Aladdin,” Stevie Ray Vaughan’s “Lenny,” Jimi Hendrix’s “Manic Depression,” “Park,” “One In Seven” and “Tuesday.” Danny Mayer, who performs in Eric Krasno’s solo band, added to “Manic Depression.” The trio said farewell with a cover of the Beatles’ “Revolution.”

Check out our recent Art Of The Sit-In interview with Soulive’s Alan Evans.

Listen to an audience recording from Friday taped by Chris Kanter:

Here’s audio of Saturday’s sets taped by Rich Stoler:

Check out a variety of fan-shot videos from Soulive’s visit to Ardmore:

[In Memory Of Elizabeth Reed | Captured by Chris Cafiero]

[Hey Joe | Captured by Chris Cafiero]

[Hottentot | Captured by Rhyman Tube]

Soulive 3/2 Setlist

Set: Hat Trick, Kings March, Sidekick, Millers Last Stand, Waves, Hottentrot*, Nealization* > Blues Jam*, Boozer*, Hey Joe*, Get Back*

Encore: In Memory Of Elizabeth Reed*

* – w/ John Scofield

Soulive 3/3 Setlist

Afternoon Set: Sidekick, King’s March, Whatcha See Is What You Get*, Uncle Junior*, Shaheed*, Tabasco*, Waves*, Boozer*, Hey Joe*

Encore: In Memory Of Elizabeth Reed*

* – w/ John Scofield

Evening Set: King’s March > Steppin’, Up Right, Sidekick, El Ron, Aladdin, Waves > Lenny, Manic Depression*, Spark, Miller’s Last Stand, One In Seven, Tuesday

Encore: Revolution

* – w/ Danny Mayer