Tuesday, April 2, 2024

Prabir Trio

Prabir Trio

Shockoe Sessions Live presents a live streaming event featuring Prabir Trio's high octane rock and roll foundation with an India-inspired delivery.

Bandleader Prabir Mehta’s musical development straddles all things rooted in contemporary guitar and his childhood growing up in India surrounded by a family of classical musicians. The sound ends up as a unique musical broth, taking contemporary guitar laden rock music and blending in Hindi and Gujarati lyrics, electric sitars, raga based riffs, and several other layers inspired by an Indian upbringing.

The musicians involved in this project are what makes all this possible. Prabir’s guitar and voice are presented in a harmonious balance between Kelli Strawbridge’s backbeat, Jeremy Flax’s melodic bass rhythms, and Kenneka Cook’s beautiful harmonies.

The group has been busy writing and performing music around the southeast while also working on a set of recordings. In 2024 Prabir Trio is very thrilled to partner with Shockoe Records to release the single God's Song. It's a light hearted look at humanity’s relationship to old world religious expectations. The song is a story about God (not a specific God, but any god) making a return to Earth after a long time away. The song goes on to take the listener through God’s thoughts of humanity’s various impacts on creation. The environment, hierarchy, corporate greed, politics, technological ethics, and even religious leaders themselves are all brought to God’s attention as the bouncy rock song progresses. Through groovy beats, sitar solos, and catchy hooks, the song delivers this divine conundrum to listeners and hopefully leaves something to think about. There is no conclusion, no resolution, no judgment, just awareness. Amen. Namaste.

Shockoe Sessions Live! is a weekly concert series celebrating Richmond Virginia's goldmine of musical talent, presented by Shockoe Records and hosted at In Your Ear Studios. Broadcasting every Tuesday night since June of 2020, SSL showcases local musicians performing original content in a range of genres from the familiar rock, pop, soul and funk, to exciting discoveries like ethiopian jazz, nordic folk and turkish samba.

Join in person or online via YouTube, Facebook, Twitch and Twitter and feel the love and magic that makes this such an incredible community event.


Be cool // OMP is the place for peace, love, support and kindness. Critique must be requested.

Listen // Be mindful of what other players are doing. Be mindful of dynamics. It's OK to not play - music needs silence, too.

Courage // The good stuff is beyond your comfort zone. Make mistakes. See rule #1.


SOLD OUT7:30pm Show9:30pm SOLD OUT



Doors: 6:00pm

Music: 7:30pm - 9:00pm

21+ / 16+ must be accompanied by an adult

General admission. Seats are selected upon arrival and cannot be reserved in advance.


3108 W Cary St
Richmond, VA 23221