New York City, NY
March 2 & 3, 2011
In the world of funk, bigger is better. In many cases, it is music with a somewhat defined beginning and virtually no defined ending. It is improvisation in its finest hour.
There is not a genre where sit-ins are more welcomed than they are in the funk realm. Nor is there one where audiences can literally go until dawn more than funksters can. It is like a can of Pringles…once you pop, you can’t stop.
For the second installment of Bowlive, Soulive’s two week residence at the Big Apple’s Brooklyn Bowl, they brought many of their friends along to assist in the delivery of one of the funkiest packages possible. Let’s just say that it was a good fortnight to be a member of the Royal Family.
Vernon Webb was on hand to catch a few sessions of the funk-filled nights. On these nights, 3/2 & 3/3, the occasions called for visits from Lettuce, WAX, a 16 piece Tribute to Parliament, Talib Kweli, Alecia Chakour & The Osrah, Bernie Worell, Corey Glover & Questlove. Here are some of the galleries from what Vernon captured…with more on the way.
Click the thumbnail to View Photos from Wax’s Set
Click the thumbnail to View Photos from the Talib Kweli with members of lettuce set
Click the thumbnail to View Photos from Lettuce’s Set
Click the thumbnail to View Photos from Soulive’s 3/2/11 Set
Click the thumbnail to View Photos from Alecia chakour & The Orsah’s Set
Click the thumbnail to View Photos from the 16 Piece tribute to ParliamentSet
Click the thumbnail to View Photos from Soulive’s Set