At Cavanaugh's River Deck - Philly (8/1/04)



Dr. Brookenstein (center) with RioSoul (clockwise from left: Stevie Martin, Andra Hines, Kenwood Anderson, James Gardner, ?? (a fan of RioSoul), Sean "Barney Rubble" Thomas, and Rio)!!

I arrived late (at 7:15pm) to check out the funkiness of RioSoul! Of course, the band couldn't resist the urge to call attention to the Dr. Brookenstein black Afro (I can dig it, baba!)!! RioSoul got seriously nasty on the funk jam "Feel It", featuring the lovely, beautiful & soulful vocals of Rio and the kickin' basslines of Stevie Martin!! "Cool Baby" was funkier with s'more noxious bassisms and funky rhythm guitarisms of James Gardner! "You Lied to Me" featured some nasty synthesizer riffs in the intro, courtesy of "Barney Rubble" (Sean Thomas)! "Still in Love" was pretty good, but better was Barney's Charlie Wilson-style vocalizations & synthesized grooving on The Gap Band's "Outstanding"! There was another song after that, before the first set was over at 7:55pm.

Rio (right) dances with a lucky fan!!

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