Dogtown Records (DR) presents a collaboration of two independent Missouri-based labels and performers featured on the publishers’ rosters. With the three-band event “Sunflower Soul LIVE! A Cross MO Showcase of Soul and Jazz,” DR founder Andy Coco and the founder of Kansas City-based Sunflower Soul Records, Chris Hazelton, begin a state-wide event collaboration to support each others’ funky home-grown sounds!
On Friday, Feb. 24, 2023, the evening begins at 8 p.m. with The Chris Hazelton Organ Quartet, featuring Chris Hazelton on the Hammond B3 organ, and local guitarist Pete Lombardo, who lived and worked with Chris previously in KC. The event headliner is The Freedom Affair, who will take the stage at 9 p.m., followed by Andy Coco’s Dogtown Records Allstars at 11 p.m.
The Freedom Affair is on the road, carrying their positive message with a powerful big band that features their three lead vocalists, Shon Ruffin, Seyko Groves, and Paula Saunders. The uplifting soulful vibe of The Freedom Affair is led by Sunflower Soul founder and organ master Chris Hazelton, who plays electric bass guitar on this project.
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Dogtown Records founder Andy Coco, bassist, producer, and bandleader will present the late-night entertainment with Hammond B3 master Bob Row, drummer Canon DeWeese, and guitarist Pete Lombardo, whose original songs and recordings are featured on the DR Imprint.
“Sunflower Soul LIVE! A Cross MO Showcase of Soul and Jazz”
Friday Feb. 24, 2023
The Golden Record | 2720 Cherokee Street, St. Louis, MO
8:00 pm The Chris Hazelton Organ Quartet | chrishazelton.com
9:00 pm The Freedom Affair | thefreedomaffair.com
Featuring Shon Ruffin, Seyko Groves, and Paula Saunders
11:00 pm Dogtown Records Allstars featuring Bob Row
Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 day of show, on sale NOW at: Event Brite (Feb. 24, 2023)