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BARRENCE WHITFIELD and THE MESSENGERS
The Lizard Lounge
Cambridge, MA
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BARRENCE WHITFIELD and THE MESSENGERS
Thursday 12/21- An Evening with...
BARRENCE WHITFIELD and THE MESSENGERS
$15 advance / $15 at the door
8:30 doors / 9:00 show
https://www.facebook.com/BigBoyWhitfield

BARRENCE WHITFIELD AND THE MESSENGERS

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.

WINNER OF SEVEN BOSTON MUSIC AWARDS! Whitfield is a performer so consumed with satisfying his audiences that he has been called crazed, frenetic and completely unhinged. With 75 festival appearances, sharing the headlines with Tina Turner, Buddy Guy, and many others

Back in 1983, Barry White (a.k.a. Barrence Whitfield) and Peter Greenberg were working at Nuggets, a record store, in Kenmore Square in Boston. Greenberg, who had previously played guitar in DMZ and The Customs, had recently quit his job playing guitar with Lyres and had begun to form an instrumental Rock n Roll band with ex-Lyres Phil Lenker on bass, Howie Ferguson (and Real Kids too) on drums. Once Barry White began some impromptu singing at the record store, Barrence Whitfield and the Savages took offkilling any idea of an instrumental group.The first iteration of the Savages went on to record two critically acclaimed, blockbuster LPs that combined the best of 50/60s rocking R&B with high-octane garage/punk. The first LP, Barrence Whitfield and the Savages was released on Mamou Records in 1984 and was re-released in 2010 on Ace Records with additional material. John Swenson wrote in the Ace liner notes that in the dark days of the early 1980s The Savages kept Rock n Roll alive. The original Savages recorded a second LP in 1985, Dig Yourself on Rounder Records that also rocked in an Esquerita-like manner.

Location

The Lizard Lounge (View)
1667 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02138
United States

Categories

Music > Blues
Music > R&B
Music > Rock

Minimum Age: 21
Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!

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