- Published: Tuesday, August 26 2014 03:11
- Written by Bluebird
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The water pouring down on the crowd at Fort Adams, only seemed to awaken the spirit of light among the people waiting to see Gregory Porter. I came out early to set up and a man in the crowd told me he was waiting to see Gregory Porter, because, "He is the best vocalist - maybe in the world right now." I knew what he meant, and so did many of the people around us, also waiting in the rain.
The Grammy winner has a long history of changing the lives of audiences with his velvet soul to jazz voice. The most striking thing about him is his humility and ability to reach people with honest words and meaningful rhythms. Yes, meaningful rhythms. It seems he and his band are able to write songs that use the instrumentation to speak, as well as the words.