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Georgia Soul Council

Georgia Soul Council originally came together in Atlanta as the backing unit for singer Otis Redding III in 2010. The sound was old-school and funky modern soul. After that gig ended, the band stayed together and evolved toward the jazz end of the spectrum, while never losing their gritty Southern roots or taut, dance-able compositions. Weaving jazz-funk and elements of Afrobeat into their sound, they wrote and played dynamic charts that featured individual solos, chanted vocals, and interlocking grooves to create a hypnotic, intoxicating hybrid all their own. After establishing a solid and reliable reputation in their home state as a go-to live unit, they toured the southeast as an opening act for AntibalasLee Fields & the ExpressionsRebirth Brass Band, and many more. Their debut album, Thickens Upon Standing, was released in the summer of 2013 to universal critical acclaim.