Garage Rock Meets Soul: Barrence Whitfield
There’s a heavily played tune I hear on store PAs these days with “Take Me to Church” as both the title and a recurring phrase, but I’ll be over here worshipping at the speakers of Barrence Whitfield and the Savages, with their garage rock band and soul-slinging front man. That’s my kind of praise music. Their latest album, Under the Savage Sky, was released late this summer via Bloodshot Records.
One of the most fascinating aspects of listening to dozens of podcasts each week is when hosts with varied tastes all include the same person. This happens more than would seem logical, given how much we all disagree with one another about music. This is why we’re podcasters, after all; we’re control freaks who are always right. Can I get a witness, y’all? And the church said, “Amen!”
Check out three podcasts highlighting Barrence Whitfield & The Savages, from the Americana Music Show, Americana Rock Mix, and an old one from back in 2009.
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