Going to see the Alexis P Suter Band at Arthur’s Tavern in West Village, NYC on August 6th, turned out to be a purely magical evening.
I arrived right before the show, which started at 7pm, to find only seats in the back.
Went to the front and only seats left were directly in front of the stage.
Well, this show was a spiritual experience.
I was nervous to be so close but instead I felt fully immersed in the music.
The music was a combination of blues, soul and roots with a gospel sound.
Suter’s voice is big and powerful yet smooth and almost soft. With such control.
She sings with such heart and passion, raw, completely captivating the audience.
She talked about love, togetherness and community.
Besides the incredible soulful music that came off that stage, so did those great vibes.
Arthur’s Tavern is a throwback to what one wishes New York is all about.
A totally intimate setting. We’re lucky places like this still exist.
The show was an emotional experience. It was an adventure.
Extremely powerful band consisted of Raymond Grappone (drummer), Vicky Bell (vocals and percussion), Stew Cutler (guitarist), Clyde Bullard (bass) and Daniel A Weiss (keyboard).
Review and Photos by Jamie Kalikow