May 3, 2017 @ 7:30 pm – 10:30 pm
The Little Gem Saloon
445 S Rampart St
New Orleans, LA 70112
$10 adv/$15 day of show

Marc Stone Presents… the NEW SOUL FINDERS!!!! featuring Marilyn Barbarin, Paul Boudreaux, Eric Bolivar, Tom Worrell and Marc Stone.

As rhythms of revolution and psychedelic explosions gripped America in the late 1960s, a new force burst forth from New Orleans, the eternal wellspring of American music. It was fierce, new and defiant. It was THE FUNK.

Five decades and a million samples later, New Orleans Funk is ingrained into the American consciousness. Of all the great records made in the Crescent City at that time, none were harder hitting or more innovative the wax cut by Eddie Bo and the Soul Finders, feating legendary drummer James Black, bassist Paul Boudreaux and vocal prodigy Marilyn Barbarin. Their sound and fire graced the most sought after gems of the New Orleans Funk 45 pantheon, masterpieces like Hook and Sling, Can I be Your Squeeze and Reborn, on tiny labels like Seven B, Bo Sound, Scram and Fire Ball. DJs and record producers have mined these incredible tracks for years, but they have stayed nearly absent from stage, with most bands leaning on the formidable Meters/Nevilles/Toussaint canon.

Now Marilyn Barbarin and Paul Boudreaux have joined forces with later Eddie Bo band alumni Marc Stone and Tom Worrell, and renowned drum master Eric Bolivar, to bring their great music back to the stage. Barbarin and Boudreaux drip soul with their pitch perfect, New Orleans church raised vocals, and Boudreaux plays the same punchy, bubbling bass that powered the great Soul Finders recordings. They are going to dig deep into darkest corners of the NO Funk catalog, and bring the fire that made their efforts with the original Soul Finders all time classics. Don’t miss this band!