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If James Brown had a white son who cut his teeth playing the chitlin’ circuit, you might get something like Evan Goodrow,
a soul-singing, blues guitar playing powerhouse.
Bottle fed from an early age to soothing sounds of Ray Charles and Solomon Burke, Goodrow’s tastes shifted to the fiery stylings of Jimi Hendrix in his teen age years. Continuing his musical evolution, Goodrow then went on to pursue formal studies as a jazz guitarist, but he quickly had a revelation that he was pursuing something that the cold halls of
academia would never hold.
Music is about life. Music is about passion. Music is about warmth.
“It’s supposed to feel good, and nothing made me feel as good as the soul music I was raised on as a child,” Goodrow
states emphatically “Soul music is feel good music by definition. When you hear old Motown classics, or even just when
that rhythm hits you, you can’t help but smile. And that’s the feeling I want to bring to people with my music.”
Now a rhythm and blues convert, Goodrow has returned to his soul roots, and with the fresh perspective that life’s
experience brings, he has made it new again. Brand New Soul.
In recent years, an ever expanding fan base has led the EGB to tirelessly tour the Northeast, branching out from the
Boston area where he began his musical career. But no matter where they are playing, on any given night the EGB can be
found transporting fans from Preservation Hall New Orleans, to the crossroads of delta blues, to a full out Philadelphia funk festival. One fan recently likened the EGB to “a case-study in musical diversity.” - (Read more)