What is it about Atlanta Georgia’s Soulhound that makes them so special? Maybe it’s because in a sea of interchangeable, cookie cutter bands & music, Soulhound creates music that just doesn’t sound like their contemporaries.
Soulhound has been described as “The Meters meets Hendrix meets Steely Dan”. One things for sure, Soulhound are inspired disciples of the groove-oriented R&B, Soul & greasy Funk of the late sixties & seventies. Their influences range from Tower of Power & Parliament/Funkadelic to Graham Central Station, The Beatles, Phish & Miles Davis. With their unique brand of song-based, groove-oriented music, the band’s shows have become a crossroads where fans of all these genera can meet & get their groove on.
Soulhound has played all over the Southeast & has shared the stage with both national & regionally touring groups like The Zac Brown Band, Blues Traveler, Levon Helm Band, Grace Potter & the Nocturnals, Soulive, Galactic, Mofro, RAQ, Railroad Earth, The Lee Boys, Col. Bruce Hampton, Blueground Undergrass, Kofi Burbridge & many others.
Soulhound’s EP “A Quickie In The Cave” was released in the summer of 2009. The Band’s new record, “Kudzu Rising” will be released in the fall of 2013.
But hey, we’re musicians, not music journalists …Here is what a one had to say about the band:
“Try as one might, Soulhound cannot be categorized or pigeonholed into a nutshell description. A deep and wide foundation of soul is at the heart of their sound, which has been described as “the Meters meets Hendrix meets Steely Dan.” Soulhound brews up a potent concoction of genres: R&B, soul, a heavy dose of late 60s and 70s funk, like Parliament and Funkadelic. But just when you think you’ve got them all figured out, Soulhound can unleash a surprising jam-band vibe, akin to Phish, or throw in a few Beatles-inspired tunes. Playing a creative hodgepodge of genres rooted in soul, Soulhound is musical entertainment at its finest. Suffice it to say that if you catch the Soul Train, you’ll have a funky good time watching them perform…” Jennifer Duncan – Smyrna-Vinings Patch.com
· Selected by The Sunday Paper as one of their “Local Bands We Love”
· Performed on NBC WXIA Atlanta’s morning show in 2010
· Nominated Atlanta’s top local band 2006 by the Atlanta Journal Constitution & Access Atlanta
· Winners of the 2004 Terrapin Beer Company’s “Rye Pale Ale Battle of the Bands”