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J.Wail ft/ Natalie Cressman (Trey Anastasio Band) Special Guests & E-Block
September 9 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm$20 – $30
J.Wail Live Band ft/ Natalie Cressman (Trey Anastasio Band) + members of Twiddle & Particle Doors 7pm; Showtime 8pm
J.Wail Live Band is a collaboration of musicians from different realms who have come together to melt and fuse live instruments with sounds of their electro funkiness. This Fall, J.Wail is headed out on the “Fall FunkDown Tour” with his all-star lineup Live Band featuring Natalie Cressman (Trey Ansastasio Band), Ryan Dempsey (Twiddle) and Kito B. (Particle) and more! The tour will entail 5 select dates on the East Coast.
Melding together the sounds of funk, electronic beats and a live band, J.Wail and an array of special guests, rise to the call of the sonic traffic controller- creating a realm of joy, funky flavors, and euphoria for all. The dance floor becomes the launch pad where the band fuses live instrumentation with organic electronica propelling mind, soul, and booty into the upper stratosphere of sound. Stretching into the electro funk based dance sound with the approach of a live band, J.Wail encompasses mind bending music with the element of surprise and improvisation. On a quest to spread music, tours have logged stops on many corners of the globe and far off galaxies. “Wailien” dance parties have been spotted in North America, Asia and Africa. Guests of the show are ALWAYS encouraged to dress in their finest “Wailien” attire.
We are the e-block, a five piece band from upstate new york. we’re into indie r&b — nobody really knows what it means but we love the classics and we love the new stuff, too, and we try to play like soulquarians and write like they used to do out in laurel canyon. we’re big on musicianship, geeks for the liner notes, but above all we’re about making stuff that feels good to listen to.
Our band is led by multi-instrumentalist luke pascarella and saxophonist james soren. luke started the band from a garage as a teenager, bringing his neighborhood friends on as bandmates. james joined the group in 2017 after a run-in at suny albany, and from there started bringing his own friends into the fold.
Today we work out of james’ garage, chopping it up with neighbors new and old. there’s drummer dom toma, keyboardist devin tetlak, guitarist anthony ‘ace’ campoli, bassists aaron ginsburg and joey farber … you might see them at a show or hear them on a record.
It’s a good neighborhood here at the e-block, and it’s only growing bigger. in the past year we’ve built a studio and started producing for new friends, like r&b wizard souly had. there’s lots more on the way this year: more live shows, more artist collabs, and new music every month. hope you can join us for the action.j