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Published: 2012/02/29

John Scofield, Luther Dickinson and Nigel Hall Kick Off Bowlive with Soulive

Photos by Dino Perrucci

Soulive opened their third-annual Bowlive residency at New York’s Brooklyn Bowl last night. Soulive symbolically kicked off the extended run with the first song off their first recording, 1999’s Get Down!, before moving into “Hat Trick.” Previously confirmed guest guitarist John Scofield then emerged for a song he wrote with Soulive, “Tabasco,” and remained onstage for the rest of Soulive’s first set. After tackling Billy Cobham’s “Red Baron,” the four musicians brought out regular Royal Family collaborator Nigel Hall for “What You See.” Hall then moved to the microphone to front the musicians on the Donny Hathaway cover “More Then You’ll Ever Know.” Sco and the members of Soulive later closed their first set with the Scofield original “Boozer.”

Soulive structured their second set in much of the same way. The trio kicked off the show with “El Ron” and “One in Seven” before bringing out North Mississippi Allstars guitarist Luther Dickinson for Booker T. and the MG’s “Hip Hug Her.” Dickenson remained onstage for the rest of the show, which climaxed with Jimi Hendrix’s “Stone Free.”

Scofield and Dickinson are scheduled to join Soulive for their Leap Day performance this evening. For more images, please visit our sister site for a full gallery.

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