Naked Soul brings funky soul, pop tunes

Anyone that missed the Oct. 31 Halloween performance by Naked Soul at Fred Meyer Lounge missed a great performance. Naked Soul, a band from California’s Bay Area has been together for five years and merges many genres of music to create a great sound.

Naked Soul started in January of 2008. The motto of the band, “Undress your soul, make it whole,” is a perfect explanation of the type of music that they play. Naked Soul self describes  their music style as alternative, folk rock, funky soul and pop, but there is so much more going on with their music.

Chris Bryden, the lead vocalist and guitar player for the band has experience playing both acoustic and electric guitar and has the vocal skills to play either as well.

Bryden brings a mix of Dave Matthews Band, Ben Harper and Bob Marley to the stage to produce a very relaxing sound.  Brothers Joe and Tony Glaser have the same versatility in their playing abilities. Joe can go from a Cajón, a wooden box used for percussion, to a full drum set without any drop in quality.

Tony Glaser produces unique baselines creating upbeat sounds that sound fantastic.

When it is all put together, it brings out a sound that is incredibly hard to define, but accomplishes their goal of undressing the soul.

Naked Soul has traveled internationally and played with the likes of Carlos Santana, Dave Matthews Band and Willie K.

Naked Soul has performed at the High Sierra Music Festival and have also played shows at Yoshi’s and The Great American Music Hall.

Jerry Young / KSLC General Manager

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