Soul Feel trying to make a splash
KEYSTONE – The band Soul Feel just recently left Glenwood Springs for the bright lights of the city – or nearby at least.Lead singer and guitarist Brad Foster said nearly the whole band moved to Fort Collins in an effort to branch out, including his stepbrother Brook Mooney, drummer Dane Wilson and Kirk Radomski on bass. Only trumpet player Brad Swart, a family man, stayed in Glenwood. Foster said the relocation was something they all wanted to do and that they finally just worked up the nerve to make it happen.
“A couple of us were waiting tables and it was holding us back,” he said.And while the town has been affordable for the band according to Foster, it’s transition to the new town has been greeted with challenges.”(Denver’s) such a flooded market with so many bands,” he said. “It’s been our only job now for eight months and it’s hard to go down there and almost pay the bar to play in a lot of places.”Foster and Mooney began the band in 2002 as an acoustic duo, picking up the other members soon thereafter.
He said Soul Feel draws influences from artists like Jack Johnson, Ben Harper, The Doors and Johnny Cash to name a few. He also said the band’s music appeals to fans of funk, rock and bluegrass.”We definitely thrive on dancing and having the crowd involved in the show. I think that brings out the best in us,” he said.Despite the challenges posed by being in a bigger band pool, Foster is positive about the direction they’re headed.
“It was kind of tough for a little while. Coming over here nobody knew us or knew our name,” he said. “But it’s getting a lot easier. We’re making it happen.”Soul Feel plays tonight at the Snake River Saloon in Keystone.Leslie Brefeld can be reached at (970) 668-4626 or email@example.com.
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