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The Budos Band w/ Charley Bradley and his Extraordinaires, Reckoning 

When: Wed., April 11 2012
Price: $20, $17 (adv.)
Even though Charles Bradley is well into his 60s, he’s a relative newbie when it comes to hopping on a tour bus and hitting stages across the country. Despite a spell as a James Brown impersonator, Bradley has largely stayed out of the spotlight. Now, he is one of the stars of the ongoing retro-soul movement. All you have to do is listen of his 2011 debut album, No Time for Dreaming, to understand why. Bradley not only possesses the vocal chops of a classic soul man, but he excels at the kind of hard-luck stories that the R&B community has largely abandoned for dance club anthems. He’s also a pro at the let’s-get-it-on style groovers that made Al Green and Marvin Gaye superstars. “What I’m doing honestly is sharing my love with the world,” Bradley says. “I want them to know me as a person and an artist.” One highlight of No Time is his cover of the Neil Young classic, “Heart of Gold.” When asked why he chose the song, Bradley says, “When I listened to it, it fit my life.” The soul singer is currently backed by his young band, the Extraordinaires. “They are making me feel young again,” he says. “It’s a beautiful feeling.”
— Chris Haire


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