11/21/2016

Lee Fields & The Expressions on 'CBS This Morning Saturday' | Expands tour

LEE FIELDS & THE EXPRESSIONS MAKES NATIONAL TELEVISION DEBUT ON CBS THIS MORNING SATURDAYANNOUNCES NEW ROUND OF TOUR DATES BEHIND, SPECIAL NIGHT 

“It rarely sounds like music that would’ve come out much later than the early ’70s, but Lee Fields isn’t reviving anything, he’s just playing the music he’s played and loved his whole life…. the songs are convincing and passionate enough that they’re as worth hearing as the oldies. They sound instantly familiar in a comforting way, not in a way where they feel redundant.”
Brooklyn Vegan
 

"While others of his era burned out or faded away, Fields is still here,
his voice now more passionate and ecstatic than ever."

Noisey



New York, NY (November 21, 2016) – 
Lee Fields & The Expressions rececently released Special Night via Big Crown Records and this weekend, the band made its national television debut on CBS This Morning Saturday, performing "Make The World" and the album's title track.
Watch "Make The World" | "Special Night" | "Work To Do" on CBS This Morning Saturday
Later in the month, Fields and his six-piece band will hit the west coast and return to NYC for a headlining show at Irving Plaza on Saturday, January 7 with Big Crown label-mates Lady Wray and Paul & The Tall Trees. Lee Fields & The Expressions will then hit Europe before returning to the States through the spring. A full list of tour dates can be found on the website with U.S. dates below.

These announcements can't be made without heartbreak as Lee and the band lost a dear friend over the weekend. "
We are so saddened to hear of the passing of our great friend Miss Sharon Jones," says the band. "Lee and Sharon have been great friends since their first recording session over 20 years ago. Many of the expressions have had the honor of performing with Sharon and continue to draw inspiration from her music. We are heart broken to hear this news. Our thoughts and prayers go out to her family and friends. The world lost a bright light but the soul of her music will burn forever."
It’s hard to find another active singer today that has the background Lee Fields does: a first release in 1969, records on thirteen different labels, and close to 47 years of music making, touring, and recording. With such a seasoned past, it’s amazing that the musician and artist, Lee Fields, a North Carolina native, is as busy and focused as ever. Backed by The Expressions and their incomparable soul-sound musicianship, Lee Fields’ Special Night holds court with any soul music that came before it while evolving and pushing the limits of the genre into the current musical landscape.

Special Night
 is available via all formats HERE

Lee Fields & The Expressions Tour Dates:
Nov 30 - San Diego, CA - Belly Up Tavern &
Dec 01 - Los Angeles, CA - El Rey &
Dec 02 - Pomona, CA - Glass House &
Dec 03 - San Francisco, CA - Mezzanine &
Dec 05 - Portland, OR - Aladdin &

Dec 06 - Seattle, WA - Neumos &
Dec 07 - Vancouver, BC - Biltmore 
Dec 31 - Austin, TX - Lambert's Downtown Barbeque
Jan 07 - New York, NY - Irving Plaza #

Feb 16 - Boston, MA - Royale

Feb 17 - Philadelphia, PA - Union Transfer

Feb 18 - Washington, DC - Rock & Roll Hotel

Feb 23 - Burlington, VT - ArtsRiot

Feb 24 - Montreal, QC - L'Astral

Feb 25 - Toronto, ON - Lee's Palace

Feb 26 - Detroit, MI - Majestic Café

Feb 28 - Chicago, IL - Thalia Hall

Mar 01 - Bloomington, IN - Buskirk-Chumley Theater

Mar 03 - Kansas City, MO - Record Bar

Mar 04 - St. Louis, MO - 2720 Cherokee Performing Arts Center

Mar 05 - Nashville, TN - Mercy Lounge

Mar 09 - Charlotte, NC - Neighborhood Theatre

Mar 10 - Savannah, GA - Savannah Stopover Music Festival

Mar 11 - Atlanta, GA - Terminal West


& w/ Lady Wray
# w/ Lady Wray & Paul & The Tall Trees

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