City Winery Philadelphia, 990 Filbert Street, Philadelphia, PA
The York Street Hustle is a 10-piece band – complete with horn section and three vocalists – who are devoted to faithfully recreating ‘60s, ‘70s and ‘80s soul sounds using period techniques and equipment. Started in a former South Philly funeral home as a rare-groove cover band, the group soon pivoted to performing classic soul covers, and has spent years honing their craft at small clubs and events.
Alongside the legends of the classic soul era like Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin and the Four Tops, the group gives new life to compositions by lesser-known artists including Donny Hathaway, Arthur Conley and Betty Everett, with grit, sweat and attention to detail. The group’s first-ever physical release is a combination of original material coupled with a lost soul rarity, and represents both a significant change and a return to form. The group remains rooted in the traditions of classic soul, funk, and breaks, identifiable to fans of soul revival outfits like Daptone, Big Crown and Colemine Records.