With a distinctive take on Motown, Soul, Swing, R&B, Jump Blues and New Orleans Funk music, Soul Purpose is a seven-piece “...smokin’ band whose joyous renditions of R&B, Soul and Swing will lift your heart, gathering the boisterous energy of a dancing crowd and channeling it into a melodic explosion.” - The Huguenot Herald.
Soul Purpose enthralls from the first note with powerhouse vocals, bold horns, lush keyboards, and blistering guitar work with the rhythmic reference and underlying pulse for the band provided by expertly played bass and percussion.
Formed in New Paltz, New York over two decades ago and recently named “Best Local Band” by the readers of Hudson Valley Magazine, the band has played at numerous venues from intimate concerts, larger festival stages and benefits. Soul Purpose has headlined at the famed Daryl's House Club, Pawling, NY, iconic Towne Crier Cafe, Beacon, NY, historic Colony, Woodstock, NY and renowned Falcon, Marlboro, NY. The band has opened for such prominent artists as Grammy Award Nominee and Blues Music Award Nominee, Shemekia Copeland; Grammy Award Nominee Singer/Songwriter Blues album, Slam Allen and the Chris O’Leary Band.
Lead singer Sara Espinosa is joined by Dr. Lori Morris, alto and tenor saxophone, percussion and background vocals; Rich De Crosta, trumpet, flugelhorn, percussion and background vocals; Cue Gerhards, guitar and vocals; Francis Ralston, bass and background vocals; Dr. James Prosser, keyboards and background vocals.
"There are few bands with the musical chops, the vocals and harmonies and the pure fun of Soul Purpose. Perfect for parties and clubs AND the band that turns heads and draws dancers at outdoor events. Consummate pros to work with...and a lot of fun on stage. Soul Purpose will get you moving. They're the best." - Don Kerr, Entertainment Director, New Paltz, NY.
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|Calendar for Soul Purpose|
with Soul Purpose
Motown/R&B, Swing/Jump, Big Band, and Blues
22 Rock City Road
Woodstock, NY See Map
|Great music and dance at an iconic music venue.|
Tickets $10.00 in advance $12.00 at the door
Doors open: 7:00 PM Show: 8:00 PM
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