Friday, May 30, 2014

Bklyn 6/15, William Bell

Thanks to our NYC folks for coming out to our Rockwood 2 and 68 Jay St. Trio shows at the end of May! If you missed 'em, The Electric Trio will return to Superfine in DUMBO on Sunday, June 15 from 7 to 9 pm. More Summer shows to be announced soon.


I'm headed to ATL in June for a recording session with legendary Stax Soul man William Bell at his Wilbe studios for his upcoming album! You might remember my mention of our songwriting session together a year or so ago... well, William has already recorded one of our tunes, "I Will Remember Tonight," with his band. He and I will be recording another of our compositions, "In a Moment of Weakness."

What a thrill to work with one of the artchitects of Soul Music and one of my favorite songwriters! Can't wait for you guys to hear these tracks... I got to hear the version of our tune that he cut with his band and I was floored. He is one of the all-time great Soul vocalists.

William is featured in a new documentary on Memphis music called Take Me To The River, which also features Terrence Howard, Mavis Staples, Snoop Dog, Otis Clay, Bobby "Blue" Bland, North Mississippi All-Stars, and Booker T. Jones. Catch it if it comes to your town.
More soon,

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Friday, May 9, 2014

TRIO! Tour Wrap-up, NYC in May

THANK YOU so very much for coming out to our Electric Trio tour in April! Matt Brandau and Keith Robinson killed it on the bass and drums. We really enjoyed ourselves and it was wonderful to see you all. Every show was noticeably different... we were certainly road-tight by the time we closed out the run with a couple of sets at Shakori Hills Grassroots Festival.

We ended up with a couple of nice live recordings from the tour, and we hope to share some highlights with you soon. The photo at right is by our friend, photographer Mike Benson, taken at Shakori before our set in the Cabaret Tent.

Here's a live video of of "Someday I'll Have my Due" and a very positive live review of that Cabaret Tent set from Dan Schram for IndyWeek. Tell your friends about the Electric Trio and let's do it again soon!



We're back in the city at the end of May! Playing a 7:30 pm set at Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2 on Tuesday, May 27. We're on the bill with our friends in Cult Classic to celebrate the release of their new EP. They'll hit right after us at 8:30 pm... hope you'll join us.

If you can't make it, we'll be in Brooklyn the following night, Wednesday, May 28 for a 7:30 pm set at 68 Jay Street Bar. The Electric Trio will return to Superfine in DUMBO on Sunday, June 15 for a 7 - 9 pm set.

More soon,