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Friday, July 1, 2011

The Soul Preachers

Thursday Night Concert Series
Eric Stein Stage-Oakdale Park
Salina, KS

Salina, KS
© Lydia Lowe  6/30/2011
Aaron Householter, Dave Golden, and Bill Jones

What's with the UFF banner in the background?
During their show at Art Ala Carte in May; Aaron said, "If you came late don't worry, our show is always the same".
Like the sign says,  after the show it's "wreckage" among the band members.
THE SOUL PREACHERS . . . is most definitely a cover band.  With that being said, The Soul Preachers are one of the best.  They cover a wide range of rock music, everything from the Beatles to the present day.  Most of their music seems to come from the tunes of the 60's and 70's.  The band jokes around a lot while on stage and this only adds to the show.  Their jokes are more of the funny strange variety rather than the funny HA! HA! variety.  But hey . . .

They are very relaxed in front of a crowd and their natural showmanship pulls the audience in, so that you feel like you're just hanging out with your friends.  It's just you and the band.  It doesn't hurt that you could possibly see one of them around town, then just go up and start talking to them.  There's just a feeling of familiarity and friendship.

The Soul Preachers played the final concert of the Art Ala Carte-spring edition, in the park on the Oakdale stage.  We were a bit late getting there.  Not to worry, though, as they wrapped up the concert Aaron said, "If you came late, don't worry, it's always the same show and you didn't miss a thing".  Comforting thought.  And I would have said the same thing at one time.  But lately they have been playing a lot more tunes of different types and mixing up the order.  One song they use to sing with great frequency was, "The Tax Man" but they seem to have dropped that from the line up lately.

The next time the posters go up and the word goes out that The Soul Preachers are playing in your area, make sure to hustle on over, check them out.  It is well worth your time.  These guys are good and they always draw a large crowd.

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