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The Hoodoo Soul Band (Rebroadcast of November 22, 2020 show)

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Natalie’s presents a rebroadcast of the Hoodoo Soul Band originally recorded live at Natalie’s Grandview on November 22, which was the farewell performance of Jared Mahone. 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.

Primarily a cover band, Hoodoo is known for curating a unique setlist while giving each song their 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.

This concert can be viewed for free from Natalie’s Facebook page or YouTube channel starting at 8 pm. In lieu of paid admission, tips/donations are greatly appreciated, and payments can be made via our PayPal link or our Venmo @NataliesColumbus. All contributions help support the musicians, production crew, and Natalie’s.