(January 4, 2023) "THE MUSIC OF SAM COOKE - A CHANGE IS GONNA COME TOUR," starring multi-award winning singer-songwriter, BRADD MARQUIS kicks off in the state of Texas on January 20th.
(January 4, 2023) "THE MUSIC OF SAM COOKE - A CHANGE IS GONNA COME TOUR," starring multi-award winning singer-songwriter, BRADD MARQUIS kicks off in the state of Texas on January 20th. A fantastic new show depicting the life and music of one of America’s most iconic and talented performers, the legendary Sam Cooke. Recently celebrated by Rolling Stone and ranking at #3 on the list as The 200 Greatest Singers of All Time.
Sam Cooke became the most important Soul singer in history. He was also the inventor of soul music and the most popular and beloved performer of his time. Cooke bridged the gap between black and white audiences and crossed generations. He is commonly known as the King of Soul for his distinctive vocal abilities and influence on the modern world of music. The concert features the greatest hits including “You Send Me,” “Only Sixteen,” “Cupid,” “Chain Gang,” “Twistin’ the Night Away,” “A Change is Gonna Come” and “Wonderful World.” This soulful performance is brought to you alongside a live big band.
"It is truly an honor to continue to keep the legacy alive of one of the greatest performers ever," mentions Bradd. "With the recent 58th celebratory Anniversary since the release of his iconic song, "A Change Is Gonna Come." it is only right to kick-off the new year with "Change" in our minds," he adds.
On January 27th, BRADD MARQUIS will be releasing his rendition of the Bob Dylan and Sam Cooke song, "BLOWIN' IN THE WIND". Bradd Marquis transports you back in time through the life of Sam Cooke. He explores his journey from the son of a preacher in Clarksdale, Mississippi, to his recruitment into the number one Gospel group in Chicago, The Soul Stirrers. We journey with him as he crosses over into secular music, his rise to a pop icon, and his tragic death as he begins his transformation into a social activist.
January 31st - Walton Arts Center, Fayetteville, AR
February 4th - Academy Center of the Arts Historic Theatre Lynchburg, VA