Many thanks to Neil Ferguson from Glide Magazine for the great review of Thursday night’s sold-out show at The Parish with Lee Fields & The Expressions. Here’s what he had to say:
Getting the evening rolling was Austin’s own Roxy Roca. The up-and-coming group is part of a handful of local groups specializing in white-bred soul music that have emerged in the last few years. What sets this group apart from the pack is the tightness and dedication of the band and their frontmant Taye Cannon, who possesses a smoky voice that isn’t so much smooth, but feels gritty, authentic, and is at times reminiscent of British blue-eyed soulsters like Rod Stewart. Despite it only being an opening set, Cannon appeared to be putting everything he had into the performance, enhancing upon his Alabama roots and bearing himself to the crowd with blazing Southern passion. By the end of their set Roxy Roca worked the crowd into a dance frenzy, setting the proper vibe for what would follow.
Read the full show review here: LEE FIELDS & THE EXPRESSIONS – THE PARISH, AUSTIN, TX 9/25/14 (SHOW REVIEW/PHOTOS).