Special Guests Jo Gore Duo
Sep 19 , 2012
Legendary Soul Singer
American gospel and soul singer, Al Green is coming to DPAC, Durham Performing Arts Center on September 19, 2012 with special guests the Jo Gore Duo.
The Reverend Al Green is known the world over for his extraordinary voice and legendary hits that include “Let’s Stay Together”, “I’m Still in Love with You”,” Tired of Being Alone”, and “L-O-V-E”. In 2005, Rolling Stone magazine named him #65 on their “100 Greatest Artists of All Time”. Green has sold more than 20 million records and has earned 11 GRAMMY Awards, and was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1995.
Green’s latest release, Lay It Down was conceived as a collaboration between the soul legend and a handful of gifted young admirers from the worlds of contemporary R&B and hip hop. The album is drawn from a series of inspired sessions that yielded the most high-spirited, funky and often lushly romantic songs of Green’s latter-day career. The album is a refreshingly old school jam, with everyone laying down the music together, face to face, heart to heart, soul to soul.
The project features the sophisticated R&B voices of singer-songwriters John Legend, Anthony Hamilton and Corinne Bailey Rae, and was co-produced with Green by two of hip-hop’s most innovative players, drummer Ahmir Questlove Thompson from the Roots and keyboardist James Poyser, the go-to guy for high-profile artists ranging from Erykah Badu to Common. Add in Brooklyn’s celebrated Dap-King Horns (Sharon Jones, Amy Winehouse), guitarist Chalmers “Spanky” Alford (Mighty Clouds of Joy, Joss Stone) and bassist Adam Blackstone (Jill Scott, DJ Jazzy Jeff), among others, and you’ve got a modern soul-music dream team, fronted by the most expressive voice in the business.
7:30pm - Jo Gore Duo
8:00pm - Intermission
8:20pm - Al Green
(Set times are approximate and subject to change.)
- Wednesday, September 19, 2012 - 7:30 PM