by Robert Bell
While the last few years have seen a steady interest in historically precise old-school soul and funk, few of these acts have been at it as long as North Carolina native Lee Fields, who cut his first single the same year that a bunch of hippies got together for a concert on a farm outside a small town in upstate New York.
Or as Pitchfork put it in a review of Fields' latest album, "Faithful Man": "Don't call it a throwback, though. Fields has been doing this since 1969, so in his case it's more a matter of sticking to your guns."
Fields is backed up by The Expressions, the house band for New York label Truth and Soul. Joining him on this tour is female soul duo Lady, also on Truth and Soul. Folks, this show is going to be a good one.