Soul Sunday begins at Natalie’s with The Mark May Band, who returns to Columbus for a special evening of music with his Texas band, along with The Soul Satyr Horns. The stellar, all-star lineup features Eric Demmer (Gatemouth Brown) on sax and Mark’s former partner in crime, guitarist Paul Ramirez, who spent 6 years with the band from 2004 to 2010. Along with Darrell Lacy on bass and Dante Ware on drums, together they form a powerhouse of musical interplay, staggering solos and beautiful harmonies. Mark plans to release his 7th album with the new lineup very soon..
Mark May (former guitarist and vocalist for Dickey Betts and Great Southern), perfected his craft playing bars and blues clubs in Houston, Texas for over 20 years. Mark returned to his hometown of Columbus for a number of years before recently moving back to Houston. His astonishing live shows features dynamic twin leads and dual harmony guitar work, which are the perfect complement to his smooth vocals. The band has performed at many major festivals, and has been featured in Blues Review, Guitar Player, Guitar World, Vintage Guitar, Tone Quest and other publications.
The monthly Soul Sunday evening shows are coordinated and hosted by the talented Paisha Thomas. Paisha is a locally based entertainer who engages others through art with her singing and songwriting. She creates music about love, politics, self-discovery, and the condition of the world
Soul Sunday at Natalie’s is held on the first Sunday of each month, and includes a delicious Brunch from 11 am until 3 pm, with the Derek DiCenzo Trio performing between 11 am and 1 pm. The Gospel Show Brunch show begins at 2:30, and presents the best national and regional Gospel Artists in concert, hosted and coordinated by Debra James Tucker. The evening show will feature a variety of Soul bands and artists starting at 8 pm. In addition to the regular menu, enjoy a “Soul Food” special created just for this series!