Soulive has been holding down the funk/groove/soul fort on the east coast in NYC since 1999. When brothers Neal (Hammond B3 organ/clavinet) and Alan Evans (drums) first invited guitarist Eric Krasno to get down at their Woodstock, NY studio (a session that led to the trio’s debut record Get Down!) it was out of mutual love for the great soul-jazz organ trios of the ’60s and ’70s (Jimmy Smith, Groove Holmes, Brother Jack McDuff). That soul-melding session was to become the foundation for all future Soulive endeavors and incarnations. Jazz, hip-hop, rock, soul, funk, R & B, Blues – musically, there is not much the band hasn’t done. Soulive has always been creatively restless, never content to ride a sound or configuration for too long. The band has led their fans through many incarnations: both male & female singers, a horn section, and repeated returns to the trio format. Both band and fans have endured, grown and morphed. Consistent through all of the different line-ups, though, was the groove – Neal's club-shaking left hand pounding out bass lines, Alan's ride propelling the music forward, and Eric's solos soaring on top. Every show has that moment where Neal leans on the organ up high and the whole band breaks free. Every Soulive fan knows that moment and that is something that has never changed. We welcome Soulive back into the High Sierra mix. It’s been far too long.