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Corey Christiansen trio
Monty Powell and Anna Wilson
Austin Weyand Acoustic Band
November 16, 2018
(Doors open at 7pm) Reserve seats below
Joshy Soul and the Cool
This concert is being sponsored in large part by
"Excellence in the Community"
who wants everyone to have a chance to enjoy good live music.
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Fees to have this band here are all being covered by Excellence in the Community
Donations are welcome and will be used to help cover venue costs and future concert series.
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Joshy Soul and The Cool
Joshy Soul and The Cool, a vintage soul/motown band from Salt Lake City, will take the stage for the Music in the City concert series on Friday, November 16, at 7:30 p.m. at the Fine Arts Center, 58 South 100 West, Brigham City. They have been wowing people throughout the Salt Lake City area for the past two plus years and we are excited to have them join us in Brigham City. This season’s Music in the City concert series will be in partnership with Excellence in the Community, and will be open to the public with no admission fee.
Singer, pianist, band leader and composer, Joshy Soul (aka Joshua Strauther) leads his 6 piece group, The Cool, in a performance of soul and Motown classics and original compositions, too, inspired by the sound of that era. He not only was raised with a love for this vintage music but feels it allows for a lot more heart and soul. There is a richly soulful resonance in Strauther’s voice and a bouncing positivity that the horn section lends, offering a soul vibe with a hint of R&B tossed in. As far as his vintage style and sound are concerned, there is a definite appeal about the era Strauther emulates.
Strauther sees soul musicians as pioneers, representative of what was going on in that era as well as African Americans getting out in the music world. When comparing contemporary “neo-soul” to that of the ‘50s and ‘60s, he sees that an effort sometimes has to be made to hearken back to a sound that came so naturally back then.
Do it yourself is a lifestyle that is pertinent to Strauther as a musician. Strauther sticks to his vintage personna with a suit and a hat, his mustache neatly curled at the ends. This throwback style sets Joshy Soul and the Cool apart in the local music scene. He says, “When they see us walk onstage and they see our suits and our horns, they’re like, ‘Uh-oh, who are these people?” They also record on their own and distribute it themselves. “Branding was just who I was—everything was just ourselves,” he says.
Hot House West- Gypsy Swing and 1930's Jazz - October 2018
"Music in the City" Brigham City Fine Arts Concert Series