Lee Fields Tickets
Lee Fields Tickets
In an industry of constant change and flavours of the month, it's the musicians who have the chops to back it up that have staying power. Lee Fields is a name that earns respect for his famously deep, funky riffs. He is a legend and a hero, and Lee Fields tickets are hot items for fans old and new
Lee Fields and the Expressions will be at the Library Room in Birmingham, UK, and the Babylon Bomonti in Istanbul, Turkey, before heading back to America to appear at Oyster Fest in Boston, Massachusetts, and Daryl's House in Pawling, NY.
Born Elmer Lee Fields in 1951, this North Carolina native earned the nickname "Little JB" for his striking resemblance to James Brown, both physically and vocally. He even provided additional vocals for the 2014 James Brown biopic Get On Up. In the early '90s, frustrated by a lack of steady work, Fields considered giving up music to run a fish shop. Thankfully, his wife convinced him that he should stick to music.
Fields built his long, prolific career by collaborating with others, so it's only natural that he's worked with a large roster of some of the best musicians in the business. Fields even spent time as the lead singer of Kool & the Gang on tour. He's also worked with the Hip Huggers, Darrell Banks, Little Royal, Sharon Jones and O.V. Wright. His 1998 album on the Desco label, Let's Get a Groove On found him working with the label's founders Phillipe Lehman and Gabriel Roth. It was this collaboration that helped Fields get back in the game, with more albums and singles such as "Take It or Leave It" and "Let a Man Do What He Wanna Do". When Roth founded Daptone Records with Neal Sugarman, they released four singles for Fields, even lending their talents as backup with their band the Dap-Kings.
A self-described "country guy," Fields left home and headed to New York at age seventeen in 1968. It was there he met businessman Ray Patterson and produced his first single on Ray's label, Bedford Records. Although Fields wanted to do his own style of music, he was pressured by Patterson to do a cover of James Brown's hit "Bewildered." He acquiesced, as Patterson was paying for everything. The song got Fields noticed and launched his prolific career.
The flip side of "Bewildered" featured "Tell Her I Love Her," produced by the legendary Kip Anderson. More singles on various labels followed, such as "We Fought for Survival" on Herb Abramson's Festival label and "Everybody Gonna Give Their Thing Away to Somebody" on Sound-Plus Records in Nashville. His fourth single, a ballad titled "Let's Talk It Over" was the one that pushed Fields into the mainstream in 1973 and helped him get closer to his true sound. After a decade of releasing singles, Fields finally released his first album in 1979, Let's Talk It Over. The next two decades found Fields continuing to make music any way he could. Today, Fields has finally found his devoted following and success with the 2009 album My World and the 2011 album Faithful Man.
A Lee Fields concert is a dynamic night of R&B, soul and funky grooves. Fields' forty-plus years prove that a true musician only gets better over time. Wear comfortable shoes and get ready to dance because Field's love of entertaining will have you out of your seat for the entire show. Isn't it time you discovered this legendary artist? Buy your Lee Fields tickets before they sell out.
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