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Soul Train looking forward to its first Eagles Cancer Telethon

Published: Jan. 14, 2022 at 9:13 AM CST
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ROCHESTER, Minn. (KTTC) – Many people are eager to see who will be performing at the Eagles Cancer Telethon this year. One of the talented groups that will be up on the Mayo Civic Center stage is Rochester’s Soul Train.

What started as a rock band, is now primarily soul. Certain instruments, like horns, were integrated into the band officially creating the group Soul Train.

“Because of COVID, that kind of changed the dynamic of what we could do and how we could get together,” said lead singer and co-founder LaSonya Natividad.

Natividad says her Louisiana roots and extended background allow for the band’s variety, which also includes 60s, 70s, pop and even some hip-hop.

When it comes to the Eagles Cancer Telethon, the audience will get a chance to hear all those genres live.

“I am super excited. I haven’t played at the telethon, it’s been since I think 2015. I did it a couple years and with other groups,” said Natividad.

“I’ve played the telethon for the last 5 years, with other groups, I’ve played it,” said drummer Gabriel Green.

As a whole, this is the first official year Soul Train will be playing at the telethon, and for some members of the band, this performance is especially meaningful.

“My sister passed away a couple years ago and she died from breast cancer. So, the cancer telethon has a lot of significant meaning for myself,” said Green.

“I have been touched by cancer. A couple people in my family, my grandfather died, who raised me, of prostate cancer,” said Natividad.

Watch out for Soul Train as they will be performing live on KTTC Saturday night from 10:00 p.m. to 11:30 p.m.

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