Win Tickets ($80): Lee Fields & the Expressions @ Roseland Theater | R&B, Deep Funk, Soul

We are giving away a pair of tickets to Lee Fields & the Expressions @ Roseland Theater on December 10. To win, comment on this post why you’d like to attend. Winner will be drawn and emailed December 6.


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Lee Fields & the Expressions
December 10, 2019
8p.m. | $20-$40 | 21+
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Roseland Theater
8 NW 6th Ave, Portland, OR 97209

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.

Like any living legend worth their salt, Fields has suffered despair, obscurity, defeat. Although he now tours stages around the world, and although he helped fellow soul legends like Sharon Jones (who was once Fields’ backup singer) and Charles Bradley (whom Fields took on his first tour) get their first break, he did not always have this position. There were years—they were known as “the 1980s”—when Fields nearly gave up. His success these days, then has a bittersweet tinge: His dear friends Bradley and Jones have both passed, leaving Fields to outlive them and carry their legacy forth.

With all these years, and all this life, comes a sort of divine wisdom, and Fields has it in spades. “I am a sinner, just like everybody else,” he says gravely. He is no “holier-than-thou guy,” he adds. He just believes in people’s ability to love and be loved, and he understands that music is the divine bridge to these places. “We should be conscious at all times of what is good and what is bad,” he tells me. “Once we lose that consciousness, we are deceived, we are tricked.” This worldview, equally stern and loving, rocksteady and welcoming, finds its fullest expression yet on It Rains Love, his latest and possibly his most earnest record ever.

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11 Responses to Win Tickets ($80): Lee Fields & the Expressions @ Roseland Theater | R&B, Deep Funk, Soul

  1. Brianna Tooley October 31, 2019 at 7:08 am #

    It’s birthday time. What a way to celebrate!!!!

    • Rochelle R. November 8, 2019 at 2:24 am #

      I need to feed my soul!!! This is just where I need to be!!

  2. Dave G. November 1, 2019 at 11:26 am #

    He’s great in concert!

  3. Hunter November 5, 2019 at 2:46 pm #

    What a legend!

  4. Bob MacKay November 7, 2019 at 6:17 pm #

    The last of the soul greats

  5. sandy pullella November 7, 2019 at 6:40 pm #

    I love R and B, and love the venue, the Roseland theatre.

  6. sandy pullella November 7, 2019 at 6:43 pm #

    I got the theater name wrong- I meant the Alberta Rose. Lee Fieds’ sounds like a soulful man, and I’d love to hear him and his band.

  7. John Mundstock November 7, 2019 at 7:42 pm #

    12/10 is my 59th birthday, I love soul/funk music and I wanna go to this show bad!

  8. Joseph November 8, 2019 at 3:45 pm #

    I’m actually new to these tunes and Lee Fields as a whole. Would love to build off of the last month or two of Spotify jammin’ and groove properly!

  9. tim November 11, 2019 at 11:21 am #

    Love to take my girlfriend to see this!!

  10. Chris November 11, 2019 at 4:08 pm #

    Love Lee Fields sound. Would be thrilled to see him live!

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