20/20 Vision with Lee Fields + The Expressions plus Aaron Abernathy Trio

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A night of endless bubbles and future vibrations with Lee Fields & the Expressions plus Aaron Abernathy Trio. Bubbles flow and souls expand. Ring in 2020 with a midnight toast on us.

Soul music pours out of Lee Fields, as free and unstinting as God’s love. It has ever since the 1960s, when he was a teenager in North Carolina sweating it out on juke joint stages, crumpled dollars hailing at his feet. It continues now that the living legend is in his late sixties, ushering in the most successful and fruitful period of his career.

Today, he stands at the forefront of the soul revival, a bustling and ever-growing corner that has nourished the nutrient-starved waters of 21st century pop music with virtues it lacks: a sense of timelessness, of eternity, of a tradition extending backward into generations. Lee Fields music has been chopped up and sampled by hip hop artists as diverse as J. Cole and Travis Scott:
Cole, Fields laughs, thought that the sample was taken from a song “from back in the day.” It wasn’t, in the strictest sense—Cole sampled “My World Is Empty Without You” and “Ladies,” which were both from Fields’ album My World, made in 2009—in a deeper sense, it was true. Fields’ music doesn’t belong to now; it belongs to eternity. He has been testifying, in the purest sense of the word, since Otis Redding was alive. He is living history.

Cheers to 2020. Stay the night with us. https://www.acehotel.com/neworleans/offers/new-year-groove/

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  • 9:30PM–Tuesday, December 31
  • Doors at 9pm
  • $150 // $200

A night of endless bubbles and future vibrations with Lee Fields & the Expressions plus Aaron Abernathy Trio. Bubbles flow and souls expand. Ring in 2020 with a midnight toast on us.

Soul music pours out of Lee Fields, as free and unstinting as God’s love. It has ever since the 1960s, when he was a teenager in North Carolina sweating it out on juke joint stages, crumpled dollars hailing at his feet. It continues now that the living legend is in his late sixties, ushering in the most successful and fruitful period of his career.

Today, he stands at the forefront of the soul revival, a bustling and ever-growing corner that has nourished the nutrient-starved waters of 21st century pop music with virtues it lacks: a sense of timelessness, of eternity, of a tradition extending backward into generations. Lee Fields music has been chopped up and sampled by hip hop artists as diverse as J. Cole and Travis Scott:
Cole, Fields laughs, thought that the sample was taken from a song “from back in the day.” It wasn’t, in the strictest sense—Cole sampled “My World Is Empty Without You” and “Ladies,” which were both from Fields’ album My World, made in 2009—in a deeper sense, it was true. Fields’ music doesn’t belong to now; it belongs to eternity. He has been testifying, in the purest sense of the word, since Otis Redding was alive. He is living history.

Cheers to 2020. Stay the night with us. https://www.acehotel.com/neworleans/offers/new-year-groove/

Buy tickets.

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