Soul Risin' is the Syracuse-based, soul-grass jam band whose sound spans from southern rock to funk, blues, reggae and bluegrass jams... with a touch of genuine soul, of course. Formed in 2006 and thriving off of their live shows, the group brings together this array of musical influences and styles to get any venue grooving. Soul Risin' has been the support act of choice for many artists who travel through Central New York, including The Fray, Marshall Tucker Band, RAQ, U-Melt, The Brew, Devon Allman, Michael Glabiki (Rusted Root), Grace Potter and many others. The group also currently tours regionally, taking their studio tracks to new levels on stage with creative improvisation and extended jams leaving fans dancing for more.
Soul Risin' released their debut CD, When The Bridges Begin To Burn (2007), to rave reviews in Central New York. "Syracuse bandmates in Soul Risin' share a big sound, hard and crisp on their debut CD... it's a fine thing as Weinsztok's voice hits you aside the head, melodic and tough all in one." - Syracuse Post-Standard.
In May 2010, Soul Risin' released their follow-up album, The Opposite of Goodbye. (2010) to even more praise. For T.O.O.G., Soul Risin' worked with John Brown's Body long-time sound engineer and tour manager Jason "Jocko" Randall at his Syracuse studio, More Sound Recording Studio. "If you're ready to absorb some kick-ass music," says the Syracuse New Times, "Soul Risin’s new album soars across the cosmos of musical styles, jumping from funk to bluegrass before circling around the sun and floating in some pop and even a ballad." The Syracuse Post-Standard calls it "A smokin' hot, dozen-song gem!"
The Observer-Dispatch (Utica, NY) says of the band, "Soul Risin' creates an engaging blend of soul and rock that has the ability to put a sober man into a drunken stupor without a sip of alcohol. Gritty vocals, backed by furiously frenetic guitar riffs and pulsating beats, bring listeners into a world where you might find Joe Cocker, Dave Matthews and Bob Seger tipping back a six-pack on the back of a dusty pick-up truck between jam sessions under a hot August sun. Weinsztok's songwriting is ripe with emotion and drips with just enough heartache, patience and sorrow to drive the most removed lovers back into each other's arms."
Simply listening through your stereo or headphones will not suffice. You won't be fully satisfied until you've experienced them live and on stage.
Soul Risin' will release its third album, Rise & Fall, in 2012.
Soul Risin' is:
Bryan Weinsztok - Guitar/Vocals
John Capozzolo - Drums/Vocals
Adam Fisher - Bass/Guitar/Vocals
Mike D'Ambrosio - Piano/Organ/Bass/Vocals
Jim Dunham - Percussion
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