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Pearl Street Warehouse
33 Pearl Street SW, Washington, District of Columbia 20024
On Thursday July 19 the James Hunter Six and Sol Roots band perform honest rhythm & soul, gritty funk, and deep blues at Pearl St Warehouse in Washington D.C.
James Hunter has certainly paid his dues. Over the span of 30 years, he’s worked on the railway, busked in the streets of London, provided backup vocals and guitar for Van Morrison, played clubs and theatres all over the world, written scores of original songs, and recorded some of the most original and honest rhythm & soul albums of the last two decades. By 2006, Hunter was recognized with nominations for a GRAMMY® Award (“Best Traditional Blues Album” for People Gonna Talk (Rounder)) and an American Music Award (“Best New/Emerging Artist”). He and his band then hit the road for a decade of extensive touring and recorded three additional critically-acclaimed studio albums— The Hard Way (Concord), Minute by Minute (Concord) and Hold On! (Daptone). By 2016, MOJO magazine had crowned him “The United Kingdom’s Greatest Soul Singer.”
February 2018, renowned soul label Daptone Records released James Hunter’s most ambitious album to date, Whatever It Takes, offering ten new and original songs written by Hunter and recorded live to 8-track tape by Daptone’s two-time GRAMMY® Award-winning Gabriel Roth.
The Sol Roots band performs a mix of New Orleans funk, raw blues, energetic rock, deep grooves, and southern soul. Sol is a multi-instrumentalist and vocalist who has toured with many roots, funk, and blues legends around the world as a part of Music Maker Revue.
The Sol Roots band has performed at many premier festivals and venues and have shared the stage with acts such as Jon Cleary, Soulive, Dumpstaphunk,The Wood Brothers, Robert Randolph, Eric Lindell, Booker T Jones, Walter «Wolfman» Washington, Shemekia Copeland, Jackie Greene and more. Paying homage to the greats, and with a love of Universal Music as the guiding light, Sol steps out on a path with a powerful group unique and talented band of musicians.
Sol Roots is an official Home Grown Music Network artist and a «Next Generation» Music Maker Relief Foundation artist.
Pearl Street Warehouse is a live music venue, diner and bar, located at The Wharf on the Southwest Waterfront. With a focus on Americana, soul, blues, jazz, and rock genres, Pearl Street Warehouse is a neighborhood hot-spot and an authentic place to hear live music. With the mezzanine level just 25-feet from the stage, the entire audience is treated to a front row music experience.