Barrence Whitfield and the Savages

Barrence Whitfield and The Savages

The Sunset Concert Series is one of the best things about summer in Southern Illinois. Come and join us for good music, good dancing, great friendship and an opportunity to make your Sunset Concert experience what ever you want.

Series sponsored by SIU Student Programming,
SIU Student Center, City of Carbondale, and Carbondale Park District


There’s no harder hitter than frontman Barrence Whitfield of Boston, MA. When he hits the boards with the Savages, you’re either gonna ride the energy or be crushed by it. We’re talking Joe Louis, Howlin’ Wolf, Wilson Pickett, Smokin’ Joe Frazier. Barrence has what these greats all possessed, the one thing a trainer cannot teach a fighter: a lust for mayhem. The wilder, louder, more insane the Savages bring it, the more BW is ready to attack the mic, to bring it high, to bring it low, to wear you down on the ropes, and eventually drop you.

Backing Whitfield are the best cornermen in the business, led by garage/punk guitarist Peter Greenberg, the visionary who started the Savages after a legendary stint with the Lyres, and his sidekick Phil “Mr. Tenacious” Lenker on bass. Greenberg works his guitar with the ruthless intricacy of a chain saw ice sculptor. Lenker meshes with drummer Andy Jody for an unrelenting sequence of haymaker beats. Tom Quartulli’s saxophone rips like a foghorn through the mist.

WHEN: Thursday, June 15, 2017
WHERE: Shryock Steps
TIME: sunset, approximately 7 pm
MUSIC: Soul Rock

NO Solicitation
NO Glass Bottles
NO Kegs
NO Pets
NO Underage drinking


CHECK OUT MORE ABOUT BARRENCE WHITFIELD AND THE SAVAGES
Website: www.barrencewhitfieldsavages.com/