Phrazz Pics: Derek Trucks Puts Exclamation Point on Bowlive III

Soulive’s annual Bowlive residency at Brooklyn Bowl has become a major highlight of the year for local music fans and this year’s run continued that trend. Last night marked the final performance of the 10-show run, where the NYC-based trio was joined  at points by Nigel Hall, Tash Neal of opening act The London Souls, Ledisi, Ryan Zoidis, James Casey, Matthew Owens and Derek Trucks.

[All Photos by Phrazz]

For the final night the band took the stage dressed in white as they had asked attendees to do the same for this “Bowlive Whiteout.” The London Souls opened the show leading into two sets from Soulive. Highlights included a Beatles Medley that saw London Souls guitarist Tash Neal lend a hand on I Want You (She’s So Heavy), the Brooklyn Bowl crew springing into action to fix Alan Evans’ bass drum during Up Right, Nigel Hall leading the trio and the horns through Tears For Fears’ Everybody Wants To Rule The World and a cover of Them Changes featuring Neal, Ledisi, Nigel Hall and The Bowlive Horns. Ledisi is no stranger to the the Buddy Miles tune made famous by Band of Gypsys, as she offered her version of the tune as a bonus track on 2009’s Turn Me Loose.

Derek Trucks made his way down from the Beacon on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, where the Allman Brothers Band had just finished the second show of their March Madness run, to the Bowl to join Soulive, Ledisi and Nigel Hall for a gorgeous take on Sam Cooke’s A Change Is Gonna Come that served as the exclamation point on a most memorable set of shows…

Soulive w/ Ledisi, Nigel Hall and Derek Trucks – A Change Is Gonna Come [by MKDevo]

Karen Dugan should have a full recap from the finale up on the Royal Family Records Blog soon. Thanks to Karen for the updates from each and every night and thanks to Nick “Phrazz” Fitanides for the amazing photos he’s let us run from most Bowlive III shows. Be sure to follow Phrazz’s Flickr feed for the latest and greatest pics from this talented photog. Also, thanks go out to videographers Marc Millman and MKDevo for sharing their clips of the best moments all run long. Most of all, thanks to Soulive, all their guests, support acts and the Brooklyn Bowl crew for two magical weeks.

Here’s a full set of Phrazz’s snaps from the tenth and final night of Bowlive III…

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