TIR 177: Alan Evans Reveals the Rhythms of Soulive


Brought to you by FUNKNSTUFF.NET and hosted by Scott “DR GX” Goldfine — musicologist and author of “Everything Is on THE ONE: The First Guide of Funk” ― “TRUTH IN RHYTHM” is the interview show that gets DEEP into the pocket with contemporary music’s foremost masters of the groove.

Featured in TIR Episode 177 (2 parts): Alan Evans, co-founding drummer, composer & producer of the fantastic funk-jazz-soul groove trio Soulive! Along with his keyboardist brother Neal Evans and guitarist Eric Krasno, since the group’s founding in the late 1990s Soulive has released more than a dozen albums chock full of deep rhythmic & improvisational sonic explorations.

With stylistic nods the Headhunters, Crusaders, Meters, J.B.’s, Stevie Wonder and other luminaries, the band has brought salvation to those hungry for jam sessions by talented players more interested in musicality than radio or chart success.

Here Evans details life leading up to, during and post Soulive as well as incredible stories involving greats like John Scofield, George Porter Jr., Maceo Parker, Fred Wesley and others.