The Hoodoo Soul Band Livestream Christmas Show With special guest Sydney McSweeney
Presented by the Ohiolina Music Festival
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Natalie’s presents a special Holiday Live Stream Concert featuring the Hoodoo Soul Band, which now includes vocalist Jonathan Vernon (Floorwalkers/Popgun) This concert can be viewed for free from Natalie’s Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/Nataliesgrandview or Youtube page at Natalie’s – YouTube starting at 8 pm. Hoodoo Soul Band began as a side project for several seasoned veterans of the Columbus music scene who wanted an outlet to play Funk and Rhythm and Blues with a horn section. In January of 1995, these players started a weekly residency at Oldfield’s on High (now under a new name) and it quickly became the “place to be” for Columbus, Ohio music scene junkies. In 2008, the group found a new home for their residency at Rumba Cafe on Summit Street and the crowd followed. Due to the covid pandemic, Natalie’s is hosting the shows until the Rumba is reopened for live music.
Primarily a cover band, Hoodoo is known for curating a unique setlist while giving each song its own original treatment. The players effectively turn soul songs into standards which they deconstruct on the fly, improvising new arrangements in front of the crowd, and introducing audiences to funky, unfamiliar gems that quickly become crowd favorites. Most of the group is still made up of the original members but new blood has been introduced over the years. At any given show the line-up may change with only the very best players in the city subbing in. The focus is music and the standards are high. Hoodoo Soul has also been direct support for world-class acts passing through Columbus such as Parliament and Ray Charles among many others.
The Ohiolina Music Festival is held annually to celebrate the musical and culinary influences of Ohio and North Carolina, two states with unique contributions to music and culture. For more information and to sign up for their mailing list, visit https://www.ohiolina.com/
This is a pay what you want event, and payments can be made through our PayPal link: PayPal.me/NataliesColumbus or our Venmo @NataliesColumbus. All contributions go towards compensation for the band, Natalie’s, and the video live stream production costs.
Date: Sunday, December 20, 2020
Time: 8:00 pm