Barrence Whitfield and the Savages
with Lydia Loveless
Friday, Nov 15, 2013 9:00 PM CST
Mayne Stage, Chicago, IL
18 years and over
Barrence Whitfield is a full-throttle soul screamer in the spirit of Little Richard, Wilson Pickett and Solomon Burke. He has been described as the owner of one incredible pair of lungs, with limitless energy and unmatched enthusiasm for his music and his audience. Barrence is a rarity in this business–one of a few black, rock n roll singer/entertainers who Spin Magazine says maintains a frenzied performance.
Whitfield is a performer so consumed with satisfying his audiences that he has been called ‘crazed, frenetic and completely unhinged.’ Barrence, the singer made up of equal parts Arthur Alexander, Nolan Porter and James Carr this mofo burns.’
After college, Barrence, like many organic music lovers, found himself working in a Kenmore Square record shop called Nuggets. There, he was discovered by guitarist Peter Greenberg, of the legendary Boston bands DMZ and The Lyres. Through this introduction, Barrence got his first taste of the rock ‘n roll life and Boston’s music scene. Boston reciprocated in kind with 7 Boston Music Awards.
“If you believe in Rock ‘N’ Roll, you pray for people like Lydia Loveless.”--PopMatters.com
"Her defiant tone is matched by songs that put country and punk on equal ground, unvarnished and direct." --Chicago Tribune