Friday, March 25, 2022

Recap: Forty-Five Grooves USA Tour (Part 2)

(...) In addition to his Midwest swing, SCARCE ONE also had a chance to return to some of his favorite places on the East Coast. Starting off in Philly, he had the pleasure to play the official re-opening night of the city's legendary Trestle Inn - your #1 whiskey and Go-Go bar. Together, he and no other than fellow Butta Brother Skeme Richards held it down for a night full of raw funk and soul 45's from the get-go. It was amazing to see the Trestle back at full capacity and going strong!

When it was time for the closing weekend of his Forty-Five Grooves USA Tour, another double-hitter was waiting. First up, SCARCE took the Amtrak all the way up to the Big Apple where homie Kamui had opened a dope spot called Studio 151 which combines fine drinks with top DJs and an outstanding selection of sushi, freshly prepared by the master chef himself. Throughout the entire night the vibe was magical. It's such a good feeling to see a diverse crowd of people appreciating your selection. Especially when going deep and taking them on a true journey. Everyone from the bar to the door and all the way to the dancefloor was shaking, nodding, bouncing and vibing - including Greg Caz who stopped by to show some love. Wow!

All good things have to come to an end, so the next day, after few hours of sleep and attending an expectable Knicks loss at the world's most famous arena, SCARCE was Queens-bound to catch an eagle up to Boston. Upon arriving in Cambridge, Soulelujah homie Raliegh Fingers had prepared the perfect welcome. After some tasty slices and beers it was time to head off to the venue, get set and drop the needle on the first record of the night. Well, those who know The Sinclair and Soulelujah know that this combination never disappoints. Shouts to the lovely crowd that kept the dancefloor full the whole night. What better way to end a tour than seeing from old friends and fam like Johnny Stevens or John Funke again. Thank you all so much!