Charles Bradley & his Extraordinaires – 2 Georgia Shows
Rejoice! The “Screaming Eagle of Soul” has returned to the South and is ready to set you free. Not just once, but twice you will be saved by the powerful force that is Mr. Charles Bradley. Complimented by his band, The Extraordinaires, the whirlwind of sweat, sincerity, and salvation will be making two stops in the Peach State this upcoming weekend. First, in Athens at the Georgia Theatre on Friday, April 19th – and then again in Atlanta on Sunday, April 21st at The Masquerade. Running hot on the coals of his newest release, Victim of Love, Bradley makes no hesitation in wanting to share his stories of the power of love, heartbreak, forgiveness, and redemption.
Bradley and crew will be supported on both dates (and his entire tour) by Paul & the Tall Trees, a “lone folksman” from Staten Island who effectively sets the audience up for the Extraordinaires while also holding his own in the theatres and music halls the tour has stopped in thus far.
The Georgia Theatre’s site says of Bradley, “Few artists love their fans as much and as sincerely as Charles Bradley. By now, his remarkable, against-all-odds rise has been well-documented – how he transcended a bleak life on the streets and struggled through a series of ill-fitting jobs – most famously as a James Brown impersonator at Brooklyn clubs – before finally being discovered by Daptone’s Gabe Roth. The year following the release of his debut, No Time For Dreaming, was one triumph after another: a stunning performance at South By Southwest that earned unanimous raves; similarly-gripping appearances at Bonnaroo, Austin City Limits, Newport Folk Festival and Outside Lands (to name just a few); and spots on Year-End Best Lists from Rolling Stone, MOJO, GQ, Paste and more. Victim of Love, Bradley’s second record, is a continuation of that story, moving past the ‘heartache and pain’ and closer to the promise of hope.”[youtube id=rgnQYvzRDiQ]