Bill Elder (a.k.a. Leo Black) — composer, guitarist, and producer for Nashville’s The Dynamites — leads the funk/soul band back to town this Thurs. May 22, alongside with frontman Charles Walker.

[image-1]Last August the ensemble — Elder, Walker, bassist Jackson Eppley, percussionist Chris Patterson, organist Tyrone Dickerson, drummer Derrek Phillips, trumpeter Jon-Paul Frappier, and sax players Chris West and Jonathan Jackson — dazzled the crowd at the Windjammer with their smooth grooves and peppery syncopation, playnig a few reworkings of soul and rock standards and lots of stuff from their recent band’s, Kaboom!

“The way this whole thing started was really just for fun,” says Elder. “With all the musicians I worked with, on a production basis and recording basis, we all had similar influences … stuff very much rooted in the funk and soul origins. It wasn’t about the money. It was about getting together and doing a strong soul revue.”

“I can’t say enough about the horn section,” he adds. “They’re some of the hottest players in Nashville, which is one of the most competitive musical areas imaginable. They all have really dug deep and sunk their teeth into the Dynamites.” Tickets for this week’s Windjammer gig are $8. Show time is 10 p.m.