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June 19, 2013  8:00PM
Soule Monde feat. Russ Lawton and Ray Paczkowski of the Trey Anastasio Band with Old Shoe and Crussia
Doors: 8:00 PM
Show: 9:00 PM
$12 adv/$15 Day of show

Being members of The Trey Anastasio Band, it's fairly safe to assume that Hammond Organ player Ray Paczkowski and drummer Russ Lawton are damn good at what they do. So the only real question is: how much do you like instrumental jazz/funk? When it's played this well, honestly, it's hard to resist. Lawton keeps the grooves hard and Paczkowski knows how to keep a jam interesting, coming back to main melodic lines often enough that they feel like hooks, and never being too indulgent with his noodling. Each track has enough structure that you can follow along, and is also different enough from the other that the record as a whole is consistently interesting. -Kyle Gervais/Dispatch

The duo’s name, Soule Monde (“soul-ay mon-day”), is inspired by Lawton’s middle name (Soule) and Paczkowski’s first name (Raymond). While comparable to The Benevento/Russo Duo and Billy Martin/Wil Blades, Soule Monde stake out their own turf by focusing on composition and narrative. On their eponymous first album, you hear their years in the touring trenches with TAB, and you hear two locked-in players who start, end and center each other’s musical sentences. From Lawton you hear reactive, always in the pocket drums, and from Paczkowski a repository of moves heretofore only foreshadowed in his work as a sideman.

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