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Soul Purpose

  • Colony Woodstock 22 Rock City Road Woodstock, NY, 12498 (map)

Named the Best Local Band in the Hudson Valley by readers of Hudson Valley Magazine, Soul Purpose is a seven-piece band fueled by a shared love of Smooth Soul, Swing, Jump Blues, R&B, New Orleans Funk and Motown. For nearly twenty-years, Soul Purpose has been entertaining fans with their “soulful sounds, brazen horn section and warm vocals”, (Kingston After Dark).

Soul Purpose has played at numerous venues from intimate concerts to larger festival stages and benefits including the famed Daryl’s House in Pawling, the iconic Towne Crier Cafe in Beacon and the Falcon. The band has opened for such prominent artists as Shemekia Copeland, The Chris O’Leary Band and Slam Allen.

Members of Soul Purpose include Sara Espinosa on lead vocals; Dr. Lori Morris on alto, tenor sax, percussion and background vocals; Rich de Crosta on trumpet, flugelhorn, percussion and background vocals; Cue Gerhards on guitar and vocals, Francis Ralston on bass and background vocals; Steve Turowski on drums and Dr. James Prosser on piano, keyboard and background vocals. 

Described by the Huguenot Herald as “a smokin’ band whose joyous renditions of R&B, Soul and Swing will lift your heart, gathering the boisterous energy of a dancing crowd and channeling it into a melodic explosion”, Soul Purpose delivers a visceral rhythm and soul sound to an ever-growing fan base.

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Later Event: January 17
Joe Veillette Orchestra