Lee Fields and The Expressions
The Buskirk-Chumley Theater is proud to present Lee Fields and the Expressions on Wednesday, March 1, 2017. Tickets are $25 for this general admission show ($28 on day of show) and will be available to BCT donors on Tuesday, November 15. Tickets will go on sale to the public at 11am on Friday, November 18 and can be purchased at buskirkchumley.org, at 812-323-3020, or at the BCT Box Office and Downtown Visitors Center at 114 E. Kirkwood Ave.
“I feel that every human being’s 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 you’d be hard pressed to find another singer who’s ever worked as hard as Fields, a man who’s been making soul and funk anthems since 1969.
Sometimes nicknamed "Little JB" for his physical and vocal resemblance to James Brown, Fields has toured the world with musical legends including Kool and the Gang, Sammy Gordon and the Hip-Huggers, O.V. Wright, Darrell Banks, and Little Royal. And after 47 years on stage, he’s managed to somehow find a newer, younger audience and become even 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 Brooklyn’s Big Crown Records. He is currently touring with The Expressions, who bring horns, drums, guitar, and keyboard to the stage.