Equifunk: The All-Inclusive Music Festival is happening from August 16 to 18 this year and we are happy to announce a new series on that will bring you previews and interviews with bands that will be playing the festival. The All-Inclusive Preview is happy to continue the series with a look at Soulive with The Shady Horns with legendary guest Maceo Parker.
Soulive, the headliners of this year’s festival have been together since the late 90’s and have really come into their own in the last few years. Comprised of Alan and Neal Evans and Eric Krasno, Soulive’s funk-jazz fusion is something not to be missed whenever they are in your neck of the woods. Starting in 2010, the band has had a ten-night residency in New York City called Bowlive, held at the Brooklyn Bowl. It is there that they gained a reputation for putting on great shows of their own music as well as welcoming guests every night of the run to perform special sets and covers. The Shady Horns are always at these shows and are one of the tightest and funkiest horn sections around. They give Soulive that extra little push, raising all of the music to a new height. Having this level of energy at Equifunk is special in itself, but they are adding a living legend to the fold on top of that.
Maceo Parker, who has worked with James Brown as well as Parliament-Funkadelic, among others, is an icon. He is one of the best funk and soul jazz saxophonists to ever pick up the instrument. Maceo was there when funk was originated in the 1960’s and happily continues to keep the flag flying. He has played all over the world and has received various awards for his playing. In the past 20 years Maceo has focused more on being a solo artist than just play with other musicians. This collaboration is a special one, making this festival more unique than it already is.
This mixture of talent is one of the most exceptional headliners of any festival in the area this year. This set will surely have the crowd dancing throughout the duration enjoying the funk oozing from these amazing musicians. Tickets are still available here and our full preview of Equifunk can be found here.