Wed 23.8. 19:00
In the early 1960s, the legendary Stax Records hatched a new, warm soul sound that spoke to the heart and became its own genre: Memphis soul. William Bell was one of Stax’s first hit makers, and he played a key role in creating the new sound. Written by Bell in his twenties, the hit You Don’t Miss Your Water laid down the framework for Stax’s rough and beautiful style.
During the 60s and 70s, Bell put out numerous classic Stax 7-inch singles that are desired by modern-day DJs: I Forgot to Be Your Lover, Private Number, Born under a Bad Sign… Bell’s new album This is Where I Live, which won a Grammy for Best Americana Album, is a powerful return to Stax after a thirty-year break. The master makes traditional soul sound fresh, and even at 77, Bell’s voice is still sexy, roughened by extensive life experience. The Huvila stage welcomes a true godfather of Memphis soul.
The evening is opened by Finland’s hottest soul mama and the feisty vocalist of the Jo Stance band, Johanna Försti.
Johanna Försti starts at 7 pm. William Bell starts at 8.30 pm.
Doors: 5.30 pm.
For this event you can purchase a snack by Restaurant Juuri beforehand!
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Age limit: 18