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Wednesday, 20 October 2010 18:56

The rightfully named ‘King of Slow Soul’

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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Percy Sledge will bring his distinctive voice and style to Eaglenest Entertainment in Maggie Valley at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 23.

Sledge will forever be associated with “When a Man Loves a Woman,” a soulful ballad he sang with wrenching, convincing anguish and passion. Sledge sang all of his songs that way, delivering them in a powerful rush where he quickly changed from soulful belting to quavering, tearful pleas.

That voice that made him one of the key figures of deep Southern soul during the late ‘60s. Sledge recorded at Muscle Shoals studios in Alabama, where he frequently sang songs written by Spooner Oldham and Dan Penn. Not only did he sing deep soul, but Sledge was among the pioneers of country-soul,.

Sledge was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2005.

Tickets are available at the venue box office and by phone at 828.926.9658. For information visit www.eaglenestnc.com.

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