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Born from the jam band scene in 1999 and tied to the soul jazz of the 1960s, Soulive keeps its music open to more modern influences while never losing sight of the groove. Soulive consists of organist Neal Evans, his brother drummer Alan Evans and guitarist Eric Krasno. Krasno was previously the founder of Lettuce while the Evans brothers had been members of Moon Boot Lover; Alan Evans also played with the Greyboy All-Stars. On March 2, 1999, the three musicians jammed in the Evans’ home studio in Woodstock, resulting in an EP and the desire to play together on a regular basis. They recorded an independent album, Turn It Out, that year which included guitarist John Scofield among the guest musicians.

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