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SOUL | Ruby Velle & The Soulphonics


There's plenty to sing the blues about these days, but chances are, the blues never made you feel this good. Ruby Velle and her Atlanta-based band, The Soulphonics, are the modern riposte to a long neglected, vintage Motown sound. Velle's velvet pipes sit snug between the caterwaul of the tenor sax and the sweet lament of a muted trumpet, creating the type of sound wall that Phil Spector would be proud of. You can call it soul or funk or jazz, but whatever it is, it'll make your hair stand up on end.

Ruby Velle & The Soulphonics will play Wednesday, June 20, in the George Eastman Museum Garden, 900 East Avenue. 6 p.m. $10 general; $8 members; free to ages 12 and under.;