Dubbed “the Screamin’ Eagle of Soul,” Charles Bradley is back in Athens for another show-stopping performance at the Georgia Theater Wednesday. With a backstory almost as good as his music—working as a James Brown impersonator in his early 50s, he was “discovered” by the founder of New York indie label Daptone Records—Bradley is known for his impassioned vocal delivery and friendly stage presence. His backing group, His Extraordinaires, hits the retro-soul sweet spot with horn-laden precision. Bradley’s third full-length, Changes, which features a powerful cover of the Black Sabbath tune of the same name, is out Apr. 1 on Daptone. Atlanta rockers Tedo Stone open.
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