Datum dinsdag 29 mei 2019
Deur open 19:30u
Weer een internationale groep: James and Black gaan voor een zeer soulfull swingend avondje zorgen in het RIE theater.
Lees onderstaande bio en bekijk/beluister ook even de video onderaan de pagina:
Bruce James and Bella Black joined musical forces in Austin, Texas in 2011 and have been on a mission spreading the word of Guerrilla Soul ever since. The roots of their music definitely spring from the tradition of the Southern Soul from Texas, New Orleans and Memphis, yet they are not a throwback.
The foundation of James & Black is the voices and stories in their songs. For this duo though, it is all about the musical canvas being the dirt for the flowers, so to speak – fertile soil for the tune itself to grow.
Since relocating to Europe in the summer of 2012, James & Black have laid a foundation in Belgium, Holland, Germany, Italy, Spain and now France playing close to 150 shows per year and covering over 300,000km in the process.
They have supported Gregory Porter and Fatoumata Diawara in Leiden at Summer Jazz, Candy Dulfer in Amsterdam at Vondel Park, performed at the Porretta Soul Festival twice now in Porreta Terme, Italy along side artists such as Bobby Rush and Lattimore, performed at the Enclave de Aguas in Soria, Spain along side Lee Fields and Nikki Hill, performed at the Barcelona International Jazz Festival, and have supported New Yorkers, the Slackers, throughout Germany and Austria.
In April this year they performed at the Baltic Soul Weekender with Sister Sledge and Lenny Williams near Hamburg, Germany as well as a tribute to Allen Toussaint at the Porretta Soul Festival.
The duo released their second studio album, ‘This Time’, in July 2017 with release shows at La Chapelle des Lombards in Paris FR, the Peer Blues festival along side fellow Texans, ZZ Top, and tours in Italy, Spain, Germany, Bulgaria, Slovakia, Belgium and the Netherlands.