Posts Tagged ‘soul’

Week in Review

Sunday, March 14th, 2021

Top 5

Monday, July 27th, 2015
Top5 : Singers

Now this is a gentleman who knows his classic soul singers.

Jazz Fest, Day 2: Her Majesty

Saturday, July 18th, 2015

Last year we had a king, this year we got a queen,  as soul legend Aretha Franklin closed out the 33rd Annual Syracuse Jazz Fest at Onondaga Community College.



These Songs for You, Unplugged

Saturday, February 1st, 2014
Chenae Marie

Chenae Marie: First Take

The Community Folk Art Center (CFAC) kicked off Black History Month a few hours early by introducing Syracuse to the soul/boho/acoustic duo Che’Zee last night.  The group is made up of husband-wife team Xeno and Chenae, who have their roots in the ATL underground music scene.  This show was part of CFAC’s Journey Through Music of the African Diaspora series (with collaboration from WAER-FM 88).

Zeno Moonflower

Xeno: Mr. Soul (flower) Power

Sacred Steel

Saturday, September 4th, 2010
Robert Randolph at the New York State Fair

Robert Randolph at the New York State Fair

Robert Randolph,  master of the steel pedal guitar, danced while he played with his bad at the New York State Fair tonight.  Randolph’s performance reminded me that the last time I covered a steel pedal performance was by the late Leonard Stephens, Jr. of Syracuse, during Gospel Weekend a few years ago.

Blended Genre

Thursday, July 3rd, 2008

I’d heard of soul, I’d heard of bluegrass, but I’d known very little about “soulgrass” until I experienced a Bill Evans show featuring Christian Howes (fiddle) and Ryan Cavanaugh  (banjo) at this year’s Syracuse Jazz Fest.