Call it R&B, Southern Soul, Secular Gospel, or something else entirely, there is a strong and growing thread in the Americana roots music tapestry that puts this sort of music front and centre.
Here are some great examples of the artists, bringing the soul these days.
Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds – We Need A Love
St Paul & The Broken Bones – All I Ever Wonder
Muddy Magnolias – Down By The Riverside
Anderson East – Devil In Me
Paul Thorn – You Might Be Wrong
Janiva Magness – When You Hold Me
Matt Andersen – Let’s Get Back
Lake Street Dive – Mistakes
Sturgill Simpson – Keep It Between The Lines
Ruby Amanfu – Not Dark Yet
If you find that you like this music, go buy the records. It’s the thing to do!