In 2014, Alabama Soul ensemble St. Paul & the Broken Bones was still somewhat early in the "blow people's minds" stage of their career when the band played at the Taft Theatre's Ballroom as part of the 2014 MidPoint Music Festival in Cincinnati. The group's remarkable reproduction of the spirit of vintage R&B was musically dazzling, but it was when singer Paul Janeway (whose appearance is more "new boss of your company's accounting department" than "impassioned Soul-singing dynamo") opened his mouth that jaws would unanimously drop, providing a great "don't judge a book by its cover" lesson for music fans worldwide.
Due to the Broken Bones' subsequent success, they are no longer one of music's best and biggest secrets/surprises. And on Feb. 21, they will make their triumphant return to Taft Theatre, this time for a show in the "big room."
Tickets ($30-$40) for the concert go on sale this Friday (Oct. 5) at 11 a.m. via Ticketmaster.
St. Paul & the Broken Bones recently released its latest album, Young Sick Camellia, which continues the group's tendency over its releases to explore R&B history beyond just the ’60s. Also, Janeway has started wearing a cape.
Watch the band's recent appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live below.