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30Dec
Lee Fields & The Expressions
8:00 PM - 11:59 PM The Chapel

Lee Fields & The Expressions

Date: December 30, 2018 to December 30, 2018
Where: The Chapel, 777 Valencia Street, San Francisco, California, United States, 94110
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with The M-Tet
I feel that every human beings purpose is to do what their inner voice says to do, says Lee Fields. And my inner voice, my driving force, wants me to put out music and keeping making better records.Apologies to the late, great James Brown, but youd be hard pressed to find another singer whos ever worked as hard as Fields, a man whos been making soul and funk anthems since 1969. Since that time, Fields has toured the world with musical legends like Kool and the Gang, Sammy Gordon and the Hip-Huggers, O.V Wright, Darrell Banks, and Little Royal. Recorded with French house DJ/producer Martin Solveig. And somehow found a newer, younger audience and become more prolific as the years transpire. "In a curious case of musical evolution, the older Fields becomes, the closer he gets to perfecting the sound of soul that he grew up with as a young man," noted NPR music writer Oliver Wang (and that was back in 2009)..Now Fields returns with his most triumphant and honest record yet, Special Night, recorded with The Expressions and released on Brooklyns Big Crown Records.Special Night follows the the critical success of his Truth & Soul recordings My World, Faithful Man and 2014s Emma Jean the last one American Songwriter hailing as more than just a stroll down memory lane ... its the sound of a man who understands his musical strengths and plays to them with class, authority and soul searching intensity.Youll hear Fields flexing those strengths on Special Night. Theres some JB-style funk on there. And hints of Stax, Chess, Fame and Motown. But this is not a throwback. Possessing a voice thats equally raucous and tender, Fields crafts a truly honest, soulful work. This is a record about what people do in real life, says the singer. For one example, he cites the yearning Work to Do, which entails a a guy going to counseling, drinking too much, apologizing to the old lady and trying to keep family together, doing the manly thing. Adds Fields: When I rec
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