When: Thu., April 23, 8 p.m. 2015
Though he’s the backbone of revival labels like Soul Fire and Truth & Soul, Lee Fields is anything but a revivalist soul singer. The 64-year-old has been going strong since 1969, though the past 15 years have arguably been the most robust in his career. Along with Daptone strutter Charles Bradley, Fields is at the vanguard of the genre, a master of sounds crafted in Philadelphia, Detroit and Memphis. With a whetted horn section and a band entrenched in the pocket, Fields explodes into howling, scraped melodies on faithfulness (or lack thereof). With D.T. Buffkin and DJ Steven Lee Moya.