Winner of 7 Boston Music Awards, Barrence Whitfield is a full-throttle soul screamer in the spirit of Little Richard, Wilson Pickett,Solomon Burke, and James Brown. He has been described as the owner of oneincredible pair of lungs, with limitless energy and unmatched enthusiasmfor his music and his audience. Barrence is a rarity in this business, one of a few black, rock n roll singers/entertainers who Spin Magazine says maintains a “frenzied” performance. After college, Barrence, like manyorganic music lovers, found himself working in a Kenmore Square record shop called Nuggets. There, he was discovered by guitarist Peter Greenberg, of the legendary Boston bands DMZ and The Lyres. Through this introduction, Barrence got his first taste of the rock n roll life and Boston’s music scene. Boston reciprocated in kind with 7 Boston Music Awards, including Best all Around Male Vocalist, Best R&B Vocalist, and Best R&B Band. Before long, Barrence was opening for, and playing with performers like Bo Diddley, Tina Turner, George Thorogood, Robert Cray, the Reverend Solomon Burke, Los Lobos, Taj Mahal, Richard Thompson, Etta James, Buddy Guy, and many, many, more. Barrence has received critical acclaim on two country-soul albums he did with renowned singer/songwriter,Tom Russell, including the Merle Haggard Tribute Album.
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