Ray Charles, Leon Russell, JJ Grey… Kip Kolb?
Kolb, the lead singer of Florida’s kLoB, has a gruffer vocal style than those keyboard-playing soul singers, but there’s a continuity nonetheless. I caught the band at R Bar the other night. Their live set is tight and exciting. Kolb’s unusual singing, while a key part of the band’s sound, jumps out at you less in the live setting, probably because the band is so good. (Almost anyone can be made to sound good in the studio, but live is another thing entirely).
And a super-nice bunch of guys, too.
For one of the best live blue-eyed soul concerts around, be sure to catch kLoB whenever they come to your town.