Mar 3, 2015


Greg Hester is perhaps the best kept secret of the South. His career spans two decades as he moved steadily from a young country rocker to a seasoned soul man and songwriter. In 2009 Greg dropped the perennially funky ‘Hustlers, Killers, and Thieves’, featuring members of the James Brown band, to excellent reviews. Greg’s followup album, American Story, was a collection of HIS songs - the soul man turned to reflection with distinctly soulful Americana tunes that told the many stories of his life.

And now - seven years in the making, Soul Brother Where Art Thou? is Greg Hester’s ultimate tribute to the man himself, Mr. James Brown. Recorded at Eric McConnell’s famed Nashville studio with almost all of the players from Mr. Brown’s last touring band, Soul Brother finds Greg pairing with a carefully selected set of guest vocalists from Raul Malo to Shana Morrison, each bringing their homage and unique style to the classic songs with that undeniable groove backing them up.

The Guests:

Raul Malo

Jimmy Hall

Shana Morrison

Col. Bruce Hampton

Caroline Aiken

Kevn Kinney

Ivan Neville

Chris Unck

The Players:

Keith Jenkins - Guitar

Fred Wesley - Trombone

Hollie Farris - Trumpet

Waldo Weathers - Saxophone

Jeff Watkins - Saxophone

Fred Thomas - Bass

Ron Laster - Guitar

Erik Hargrove- Drums

Robert ‘Mousey’ Thompson - Drums

George ’Spike’ Nealy - Percussion

Danny Ray - Rap & Backing Vocals

Amy Christian - Backing Vocals

Kelly Jarrell Gordon - Backing Vocals

John Popper - Harmonica

Ivan Neville - Hammond B3