Dynamite Soul Night

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$10 Adv/Dos | 8:00PM | 18+

Bill Elder, a.k.a. Leo Black, the guitarist and bandleader for Nashville’s soul heavyweights The Dynamites, conceived of these evenings as a local version of Brooklyn’s renowned “Dig Deeper” (https://www.facebook.com/digdeepernyc) series, but using a multi-singer, soul revue format, and one that focuses largely on original material.

Happening on the last Thursday of every month – with some slight variations initially to accommodate previously scheduled events, every Dynamite Soul Night will not only feature a variety of live performances by a rotating cast of singers backed by The Dynamites, but will also include sets by the region’s foremost deep soul/funk DJs.

“The Dynamites toured all over the country for a month this February, backing up a pair of legends in Irma Thomas and Lee Fields, guitarist Eric Krasno, and an amazing up- and-comer named Alecia Chakour. That experience made me fall in love with the soul revue format, which is an idea I’ve wanted to pursue for a long time. It gives something to everybody, and just—you will love soul music after you see one of these shows.” says Elder. “There are so many great vocalists in the area—living legends, established veterans, and emerging talents, and getting three of them together—that variety—on the same stage on the same night, along with these genre-creating DJs, really brings all elements of this genre together, something for everybody while exposing the vast spectrum of this music to those who might not know just how deep it is...yet.”
The first installment of Dynamite Soul Night on May 28th will feature the Dynamites’ longtime front man and soul legend Charles Walker, along with rising star Marshall Ruffin from Decatur, GA, and vibrant Nashville vocalist (and playwright), Reecy Jackson. Doyle “D-Funk” Davis, co-owner of Grimey’s New & Preloved Music, host of the gone-but-not-forgotten, locally beloved D-Funk radio show on WRVU, and the undisputed heavyweight champion of Tennessee deep funk and soul, brings his golden crates to feed the turntables.

Upcoming installments will continue to feature local and regional vocalists and musicians, veterans and newcomers alike, with some big names already on the books. “Funky Good Time” returns to Nashville, with a live soul revue backed by The Dynamites attached. It’s Soul Time.
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By: The Stone Fox