(He) is a rarity in this business–one of a few black, rock n roll singers/entertainers who, Spin Magazine says, maintains a frenzied performance. Whitfield is a performer so consumed with satisfying his audiences that he has been called ‘crazed, frenetic and completely unhinged.’ Barrence, the singer made up of equal parts Arthur Alexander, Nolan Porter, and James Carr, this mofo burns.’ – BLOODSHOT RADIO
A soul and R&B singer best known as the frontman for Barrence Whitfield & the Savages. Barrence will be performing LIVE in an outdoor concert on Saturday, Oct. 8. You must be at least 21 years of age to enter the private property. Tickets are available now!
In the 1990s, he recorded two albums with country music singer-songwriter Tom Russell and contributed tracks to tribute albums to Merle Haggard and Don Covay. 1995 saw the release of Ritual of the Savages. A New Hampshire-based jump blues and rockabilly octet, The Movers, recruited him in 1997 and he has performed throughout the UK and Europe. He has also contributed to film scores, including Honeydripper from 2007.
With Andy Jody (Gazelles!, Pearlene, Oxford Cotton, Long Gones) and saxophonist Tom Quartulli, Whitfield, Peter Greenberg (DMZ, Lyres, Customs), and Phil Lenker (Lyres), Barrence Whitfield and The Savages performed two live shows in December 2010 and recorded a brand-new album. Savage Kings was released on Munster Records in Spain and Shake It Records in the US. In September 2013, Whitfield released Dig Thy Savage Soul on Bloodshot Records. Whitfield toured Europe and appeared on Jools Holland Show on the BBC. Whitfield described Under the Savage Sky as “giving the kids a musical karate chop to the head.” A follow-up album was recorded in January 2015 at UltraSuede studios and released in August of that year. A third Bloodshot album followed in 2018, Soul Flowers of Titan.
Modern Harmonic released Barrence Whitfield and the Soul Savage Arkestra: Songs from the Sun Ra Cosmos on May 3, 2019. Sun Ra’s idiosyncratic covers of his songs make up this album. In addition to collaborations with the Concussion Ensemble, Waitiki, Milton Reder, and others, this album was co-produced by Irwin Chusid and Brother Cleve and recorded over a period of 25 years.
- 1984 – Barrence Whitfield and the Savages, Mamou
- 1985 – Dig Yourself, Rounder
- 1987 – Call of the Wild EP, UK Demon/Rounder
- 1987 – Ow! Ow! Ow!, Rounder
- 1989 – Live Emulsified, Rounder
- 1990 – Let’s Lose It, France, New Rose
- 1992 – Savage Tracks, France, New Rose
- 1993 – Cowboy Mambo (with Tom Russell), East Side Digital
- 1993 – Hillbilly Voodoo (with Tom Russell), East Side Digital
- 1995 – Ritual of the Savages, Ocean Music
- 2011 – Savage Kings, Munster Records, rereleased, Shake It Records
- 2013 – Dig Thy Savage Soul, Bloodshot Records
- 2015 – Under The Savage Sky, Bloodshot Records
- 2018 – Soul Flowers of Titan, Bloodshot Records
- 2019 – Barrence Whitfield and the Soul Savage Arkestra: Songs from the Sun Ra Cosmos, Modern Harmonic
About the show
You must be at least 21 years of age to enter the private property.
There will be over 30,000 sq ft indoor and outdoor gathering of brands, dispensaries, distributors, growers, artists, performers, and consumers to converge in the HighLifeStyle of B2B and B2C in a resort hotel conference setting with exhibitors, vendors, concerts, comedy, education, celebrities, socializing and networking.
Offering exhibitors and vendors a fun environment to meet qualified customers who are interested in canna-related products, services, and creative arts.
As a business conference, one of The HighLifeStyle Show’s goals is to have businesses, entrepreneurs, and brands will be able to meet the distributors, retailers, and consumers in an entertaining, safe environment. Retail distributors can promote their products and retail locations in order to compete to attract new customers. Artists can find new fans. Craft growers can network to find supplies they may need to be an at-home botanist, or find outlets or job opportunities.
As a LifeStyle conference, we will be showcasing all aspects of the canna-inspired culture including health, wellness, music, art, clothing, literature, food, cultivation, supplies, medical, educational, and ancillary aspects including cannabis weddings and travel.
There will be two levels of participation involving access to indoor and outdoor activities. All attendees will be able to access all of the Exhibitors indoors and out.
Live Music On The Main Stage Outdoors All Weekend Long Includes
The Wailers, Roots of Creation, Jon Butcher Axis, Brett Wilson, Mikaela Davis, Barrence Whitfield, Walter Sickert & The Army of Broken Toys, Tsunami of Sound, Justine’s Black Threads, and more.
About the Venue
Boxboro Regency Hotel (978) 263-8701 Located in a rural area near several corporate offices, this conference hotel is 1 mi (1.6 km) from I- 95 and within 1 mi (2 km) of Oxbow National Wildlife Refuge. A 20-minute drive from downtown Boston. The warm, traditionally furnished rooms feature free Wi-Fi access, a flat-screen TV, a coffee maker, and a seating area. Higher classrooms have mini-fridges and/or a balcony or terrace overlooking the pool. Suites also include sofa beds and microwaves, while higher-end suites have separate living rooms. The on-site full-service restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and serves modern American fare. Guests can unwind on the indoor pool deck. Additional amenities include an exercise facility and an indoor pool. The hotel provides free parking and is pet friendly.
While there are many pleasant restaurants close to our hotel, we are happy to offer guests delicious on-site dining options. Enjoy breakfast, lunch or dinner at our casual restaurant Minuteman Grille American Pub. You can also enjoy a delicious meal served directly in your room.
Amenities consist of a tropical atrium with a fountain, free Wi-Fi, free parking, disabled access, an indoor pool, restaurant, bar, room service, and air conditioning. Refrigeration, Airport Shuttle, Pets Allowed, Dogs Allowed (please call hotel for more information 978-263-8701). In addition, for hotel guests, we provide a fully equipped fitness center that includes changing rooms and showers, treadmills, ellipticals, stationary bikes, and free weights. Stay in control of your business with our on-site business center, which offers computer, printer, and fax services.