Rhythm & Truth
Paul’s outlet for funky and fun music
takes a few different
forms. From the street music of the New Orleans inspired Brass Band to the groovy
and jazz inflected Organ Band to the soulful Gospel Band and variations in between. Some of
the best musicians in Canada have a home in Paul Neufeld’s Rhythm &
Truth – Lester McLean, vocals/sax; Colin Campbell, guitar/vocals; Doan Pham, drums/vocals; Kevin Turcotte,
trumpet; Sean O’Connor, saxophones; Stephen Donald, trombone; Sarah MacElcheran, trumpet; Quisha Wint, vocals, and others.
Paul plays tuba, sousaphone, organ and keys.
Rhythm & Truth Brass Band
two CDs to their credit and a long track record as a Canadian
festival favourite the R&TBB is the longest running of the
franchises. The group ranges from 6 to 10 members and can give
a stage show with vocalists and electric guitar to a
completely acoustic street performance with marching drummers and horns. Typically the band has vocals, trumpets, trombone,
saxophones, guitar, drums, and Paul on sousaphone.
Rhythm & Truth Organ Band
Ranging from a classic organ trio (guitar, organ,
drums) for a modern take on the 60s standard format, to a quartet
with sax/vocals to the same group plus horn section. This group takes on a soul,
jazz, reggae repertoire that always moves in a funky direction.
Rhythm & Truth Gospel
gospel end of the family is a quartet at it’s core (vocals,
guitar, organ, drums) and expands with the addition of singers
and horn section. The show moves from the soul-era gospel of the
Staple Singers and Alex Bradford to more modern work by Vernard Johnson, and
also incorporates jazz, reggae, and funk. We have been presented in
churches as “jazz night” and played gospel and jazz mixes, and we
have also done quite a few Christmas shows of “funkified Christmas tunes” that
is a lot of fun for all ages.