Soul Project Releases New Live Record!

This Friday, May 10th at The Maple Leaf, New Orleans, The Soul Project NOLA will be releasing their new album “LIVE FROM NORWAY!”  The latest offering from the Crescent City funksters features 8 tracks recorded live during the their 22/23 Norwegian Hustle Tours and showcases the rejuvenated version of The Soul Project putting a fresh spin on the bands classic tunes and, for the first time, adding songs from the Walter “Wolfman” Washington catalogue to the mix!

The Soul Project Rejuvenated!

The Soul Project NOLA has been a staple of the New Orleans music scene for over 20 years during which bandleader, guitarist and vocalist Jon Cristian Duque, protege of the late great  Walter “Wolfman” Washington, has led the band through many changes. Amidst the pandemic,of 2020, Cristian teamed up with drummer Wayne Maureau, a 15-year member of the Wolfman’s Roadmasters and a 30-year veteran of the local  music scene, and saw the opportunity to revamp the band and take it to a new level.  Together with Grammy Award winning bassist and vocalist Wanda Joseph, a new era of Soul Project was born. 

This core rhythm section of Duque, Maureau and Joseph is a tight and  funky unit that provides the infectious grooves and precision arrangements for which the band is known.  Augmented by some  of the best musicians in the city, Mikey “B3” Burkart on Vocals and Keys, Jake Gold on Keys, and Eric “Bernie”  Bernhardt on sax, the band has  toured coast to coast in the United States and has traveled as far as Northern  Europe to play clubs and festivals, including these performances captured “Live in Norway”!