Charles Bradley delivers traditional soul to Tahoe

Charles Bradley

Charles Bradley has risen from a James Brown impersonator to a star in his own right. His Crown Room debut is Tuesday, Aug. 27.

In one of its most anticipated shows of the summer, the Crystal Bay Casino on Tuesday presents Charles Bradley and his Extraordinaires.

“If you like James Brown (who doesn’t), do not miss this show,” Casino Manager Bill Wood said. “There are not that many traditional soul artists out there any longer and we are very excited to have Charles Bradley in the Crown Room.”

Bradley worked as a James Brown impersonator in Brooklyn before he was discovered by Daptone’s Gabe Roth. His debut album, “No Time For Dreaming,” was critically acclaimed, and in April a second album was released, the 11-song “Victim of Love.”

Nicknamed “the Screaming Eagle of Soul,” Bradley gained national attention for a South-By-Southwest performance in Austin, Texas. He went on to impress concertgoers at Bonnaroo, Austin City Limits, Outside Lands and the Newport Folk Festival.

Bradley has been unavailable to Tahoe Onstage. But we will continue to try to reach him for an interview before Tuesday’s Crown Room performance.

Charles Bradley and his Extraordinaires

Opener: the Mark Sexton Band

When: 9 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 27

Where: Crystal Bay Casino Crown Room

Tickets: $20 in advance, $23 day of the show

About Tim Parsons

Tim Parsons is the editor of Tahoe Onstage who first moved to Lake Tahoe in 1992. Before starting Tahoe Onstage in 2013, he worked for 29 years at newspapers, including the Tahoe Daily Tribune, Eureka Times-Standard and Contra Costa Times. He was the recipient of the 2011 Keeping the Blues Alive award for Journalism.

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