Jimmy "Preacher" Ellis (backed by the Brooklyn Rhythm Band), Dig Deeper Residents Mr. Robinson and DJ Honky

Dig Deeper Presents

Jimmy "Preacher" Ellis (backed by the Brooklyn Rhythm Band)

Dig Deeper Residents Mr. Robinson and DJ Honky

Sat Feb 8

9:00 pm

$15.00 - $20.00

This event is 21 and over

Jimmy "Preacher" Ellis (backed by the Brooklyn Rhythm Band)
Jimmy "Preacher" Ellis (backed by the Brooklyn Rhythm Band)
Dig Deeper is honored to present gospel, soul, funk, and blues legend Jimmy "Preacher" Ellis in his first-ever NYC appearance! Jimmy will be backed by the Brooklyn Rhythm Band, who will open the night with their own set.

Despite picking up and moving a lot over his career (Seattle, LA, Honolulu, New Orleans, Tulsa, and Dallas have all at one time been been home), Jimmy "Preacher" Ellis is "an Arkansas soul brother" by birth, per the opening line of the infectious mostly-instrumental "Put your hoe to my row". But despite years of travel and touring, Jimmy never once – yet – made it to NYC to perform.

At this very special show, Jimmy will be performing a set of material from across his career – from the swinging mod jazz he recorded early in his career in Seattle, to a number of his powerful dancefloor records from his prolific LA era in the 1960s like "I'm gonna do it all by myself" and "Work with what you got", and a touch of the blues which seems to flow from his current home of Dallas. As he has not performed most of this material in decades, this will be a once in a lifetime chance to hear Jimmy "Preacher" Ellis's career in music.

As always, Dig Deeper DJs Mr. Robinson and DJ Honky will also spin all-original soul and funk 45s before and after the live sets. Wear your dancing shoes – you will need them.
Dig Deeper Residents Mr. Robinson and DJ Honky
Venue Information:
Littlefield
635 Sackett St
Brooklyn, NY, 11217
http://littlefieldnyc.com