Our lovely comrade Alecia Chakour is going to be playing Rockwood Music Hall this coming Sunday, July 29 - so to celebrate, we thought what better than to catch up with our talented young lady?!
Alecia Chakour Live
Sunday, July 29
Rockwood Music Hall
New York, NY
Giant Step: How's it been to tour around with such incredible musicians such as The Warren Haynes Band, Nigel Hall, and Soulive? Any learnings and valuable experiences you've picked up?
Alecia Chakour: It is a serious blessing to have found a musical family that is so full of fire and total love for what they do and who they do it with. I get to be a part of this big supportive community where I can stretch out, open up, listen and be completely myself in the music. I've learned in that openness to truly trust myself, which allows me trust and love the folks I'm surrounded by. Also, I've learned the three magic words: sweat, talent, humility.
GS: What about being on Letterman with the crazy amazing Allen Stone? What's he like to work with?
Alecia Chakour: I just got back from rehearsal! Allen has a real unique power to him... so naturally soulful, warm and full of positivity. I love that I get to make music with such a diverse range of artists, and he is certainly something special in the bunch.
GS: We know you've got a local show coming up at Rockwood on the 29th, how are you feeling about bringing it back home? What can we expect to hear at the show, what's the energy going to be like?
Alecia Chakour: I'm so excited to get cooking with this crew! The band - my brother Alex, Neal Evans (Soulive), Sam Cohen (Apollo Sunshine/Yellowbirds) and Miles Arntzen (Antibalas) - they are a dream team. They connect to that dynamic, loose, bluesy vibe but bring such originality and excitement to the music. It's been a while since we've played together, and this feels like the perfect way to get things moving... very up close and personal. We'll be trying out a lot of new tunes that we'll be recording soon with the rest of the fam, so I'm excited to share.