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Lee Fields | Cedar Cultural Center | Thursday, September 17
Born in North Carolina, soul singer Lee Fields has held a sustained career that's been on a long steady ascent. An incredible talent, the 63-year-old has maintained a vintage soul sound with his band, the Expressions. Truth and Soul Records put out another fantastic Fields album in 2014 called Emma Jean, a tribute to his late mother. Once again produced by Truth and Soul co-founder Leon Michaels, the record features Black Key Dan Auerbach, who lends some vocals and guitar and also wrote a song, "Paralyzed."
Since he started singing and released his first single in 1969, Fields embodies a similar style to the late James Brown and a steadfast faith in the divine. Gimme Noise spoke to Fields on the phone last week from his home in Plainville, New Jersey. Gearing up for another tour that includes a kick-off tomorrow night at the Cedar, he was able to talk what moves him spiritually and musically, and the voice behind the new songs on Emma Jean.More »