Alexis Hightower & The Soulfolk Experience 

    7:30 tickets $12 online / $15 Door


    Alexis Hightower is an L.A native who makes Brooklyn her home. Described as “mesmerizing” ( and “blissful…and imaginative” (, this multi-tasking talent is inspired by legends Roberta Flack, Stevie Wonder, and Sade, as well as by the contemporary sounds of Meshell Ndegeocello, Angie Stone and Gregory Porter. An Afrofuturist whose work merges acoustic, digital and sampled elements, Alexis is equally comfortable in several genres, having worked as a singer, composer, and/or producer on R&B, dance, hip hop, poetry and jazz tracks.

    In 2019, Alexis was commission by Harlem Stages to compose and develop new music for their New Work programs.  A veteran of international music festivals in Spain, Austria and beyond, Alexis has graced stages such as the Blue Note, Joe’s Pub, and Ginny’s Supper Club, to sold-out crowds.  Alexis' original music can be heard in the 2018 documentary film The Free Black Women’s Library and her EP and album are available on Spotify and Apple Music.  A seasoned leader, arranger and performer, Alexis will play the piano at the Owl and is excited to be be joined by Richie Goods (bass), Teddy Crockett  (guitar) and Buddy Williams (drums).

    The SoulFolk Experience is an astoundingly talented circle of songwriters/multi-instrumentalists legendary in NY Rock, Jazz and Folk circles. Featuring the talents of Maritri Garrett, V. Jeffrey Smith and David Pilgrim, the collective boasts experience with artists such as Barbra Streisand, Paula Abdul, the Five Blind Boys of Alabama, the Indigo Girls, Daryl Hall, Me’shell N’degeocello, and Heather Headley. The Soulfolk Experience or SFX, were nominated “Best Band In Brooklyn 2011” by WNYC, New York’s preeminent public radio station. Individually they have performed on numerous American, European and Caribbean stages. They recently released their second CD compilation, The Soulfolk Experience Volume 2, an immediate success on iTunes, Amazon and after live shows. In addition to group commitments, Maritri has been a featured artist at the 2014 Naacp Image Awards. David recently released a solo album, entitled Longer Here Than There and Jeff is a central contributor to musical projects such as The Family Stand and his solo project, No Plan B. This activity provides creative inspiration for the members and constant buzz that further cements SFX’s reputation as great performers of great songs.