The Legendary JC’s Lonesome Soul Revue brings their soul-stirring, hands-to-heaven, old-fashioned R&B/rock ‘n roll sound to The Green Parrot
Take Sam Cooke with hints of James Brown and Sammy Davis, put some rockin’ Southern guitars, a kickin’ rhythm section and a mind-blowin’ horn section behind them, mix it up, and you get The Legendary JC’s.
The Orlando-based, wild-eyed, soul-rock revue’s shows have already become the stuff of legend, tearing up stages tornado-style, whipping audiences into a feel-good frenzy.
Gospel-influenced and soul-stirring, and having attained almost mystical status among jamband crowd, the band drinks deeply from the well of the golden age of soul, when Stax/Volt and Jerry Wexler’s Atlantic were the top dogs.
Vocalist Eugene Snowden channels the barely-restrained fury of the late Wilson Pickett as easily as he emulates the calming, beatific tones of Sam Cooke, dripping with the honey-brown tone of a bygone, gospel-flavored generation.
For those who like their soul more retro than neo, and if ballsy and raucous soul music gives you the Hully Gully fever, do yourself a big favor and plan to attend one, or all, of these steamy, funky butt-shakin’ revivals.