"The whole is more than the sum of its parts." - Aristotle, Metaphysica
In a time when when both originality and heritage are all but obsolete, Soul Fry represents a new breed of Oklahoma musician. With a sound as visceral as their namesake, and their vast stylistic performance experience, the result is a wonderful blend of American roots music that simply defies strict classification. Founded by award-winning* musicians Joshua Yarbrough, Timbo Kelly, and Joshua Eatmon, The Soul Fry is just as it sounds; sad while sweet, loose while classy, and always theraputic. From Yarbrough's presence exudes catharsis, a humble honesty that rings through his voice, harmonica, and guitar alike. When trading licks with energetic sideman and multi-instrumentalist Timbo Kelly, the two call upon the sounds of Chess, Shelter, and Muscle Shoals as the doctrines of their upbringing. Percussionist Joshua Eatmon lays an impeccable bedrock for the scene, rolling and rocky in all the right places. With the addition of veteran bassist Buddy Poeling, the rhythm section becomes powerful and commanding, and the full spectrum of sound is something to behold. From dialed-down acoustic to over the top electric, The Soul Fry continuously strive to stay a cut above the rest.
*(Blues Society of Tulsa Best Self Produced Album 2012, "Joshua Yarbrough and The Five Dollar Sugar")