Article + Photos by Omar Kasrawi
A message of love is almost always a welcome thing. At least it should be. And how can it not when it’s the silky smooth Lee Fields delivering the dispatch in this new decade? And on the second Thursday of 2020, Fields and his band, the Expressions, infected a packed Brooklyn Bowl crowd with their songs of hope and togetherness.
Brooklyn-based French-Carribean Adeline got the grooves going, before Fields took the stage, with her contagious funky bass lines. Adeline, the kind of singer you can’t take your eyes or ears off, had an easy rapport with the audience all night. Whether she was thumping out soul-disrupting bass lines or sing her engraving voice, it was the kind of performance that had star written all over it.
From there it was the time for Lee Fields to command the stage. Fields, whose velvety soul sounds would’ve fit in perfectly in the Motown era of old, never feels out of place in a world that desperately needs to hear that things will be okay.
It was clear from his shiny sequined smoking jackets, luscious voice, and constant twirls, that Fields was in fine form this night. Spinning through his catalog and backed by some of the best musicians around, he had the crowd in the palm of his hand all night long.
You’d be hard-pressed to find many people with the energy of Fields, now in his late 60s. And you probably wouldn’t find someone with the soul and sweetness that come pouring out of Lee Fields.
Find a full gallery of photos from both performances posted in the gallery below.