Soak’s 3 members have a varied background of influences that includes a very wide array from The Grateful Dead and Phish to Led Zeppelin and The Black Crowes to Primus, Korn and Metallica. Add in a love of jazz, funk and blues amongst all members and you get a very unique blend of music that is rock in nature, jam band inspired at times, and caries a healthy dose of jazz and funk inspired grooves woven into the fabric of the music. Whether they are in an intimate local club setting or performing in a festival such as the 2006 Sterling Stage Festival with 30 other bands including Dickey Betts and Great Southern, Soak displays a stage comfort allowing them to explore their jams and a magnetism that draws the viewers into their tight riffs and grooves. The chemistry that exists among the 3 members of Soak is tangible and provides tight, moveable rhythms, soaring solos and melodies and lyrics that paint a vivid picture for the listener.
Bob Weir & Wolf Bros began a swing of tour dates in California on Wednesday night at Humphrey’s Concerts By The Bay in San Diego.
Jason Isbell revealed the openers for his upcoming run at The Ryman and series of solo acoustic shows with support from Kevin Morby.
Vida Blue featuring Phish keyboardist Page McConnell, Dead & Company bassist Oteil Burbridge, funky Meters drummer Russell Batiste and Shakira guitarist Adam Zimmon kicked off a short run at the 9:30 Club in Washington D.C. and mixed classics, debuts and covers.
Dead & Company are offering live streams of all six upcoming Fall Fun Run concerts.
Playing For Change brought together musicians from five different continents including Robbie Robertson, Lukas Nelson, Ringo Starr and Marcus King for a collaborative version of The Band’s “The Weight.”