George Porter Jr, Leo Nocentelli, Adam Deitch and More Sit In With Soulive
George Porter Jr., Leo Nocentelli, Adam Deitch, Natalie Cressman, Maurice Brown and the Shady Horns joined Soulive last night for the seventh Bowlive show of 2013 at the Brooklyn Bowl. The band knocked out “Eleanor Rigby,” one of their signature Beatles covers early in the first set before being joined by the Shady Horns for “Hat Trick.” Next, Porter and Nocentelli took the stage for “Come Back Jack,” which was followed by a very crowd pleasing rendition of The Meters’ classic “Cissy Strut.” They then closed out the set with “Jesus Children” segued into “If You Want Me To Stay.”
Porter came out early in the second set for “Pungee” and didn’t leave for the remainder of the show. The Shady Horns then reappeared for “Okey Doke” before the group went into Peter Tosh’s “Stop That Train,” followed by Marvin Gaye’s “How Sweet It Is (To Be Loved By You)” and Band of Gypsys’ “Them Changes.” The night’s highlight came next, as Nocentelli, Lettuce drummer Adam Deitch, Trey Anastasio Band trombonist Natalie Cressman and Tedeschi Trucks Band trumpet player Maurice Brown took the stage to help wrap up the set with The Meters’ “Africa.”
However the show was not yet over, as everyone returned to the stage for an encore take on The Meters’ “Just Kissed My Baby.” It was one of the more animated moments of this year’s Bowlive, with Porter putting down his bass to conduct all of the other musicians. Eric Krasno even handed his guitar over to Alan Evans, who had already relinquished his own drums to Deitch. The whole thing was just a lot of fun as everyone in the building, from the performers on stage to the fans in the crowd, ended the night with a smile on their face.
The 2013 Bowlive finale will take place tonight with special guests George Porter Jr. and The Shady Horns. Tonight’s show will also be broadcast on Siruis XM’s Jam On channel.