'Gospel Legends' Fairfield Four Kicks Off Tennessee Tech Concert Series

"Nashville's a cappella gospel legends," according to the Nashville Banner, the Fairfield Four kicks off a month of concerts at Tennessee Technological University, sponsored by the University Programming Council. All concerts are free and open to the public.

The Fairfield Four is the oldest gospel jubilee singing group in the country. Stereophile magazine's review of the group's 1993 release, "Standing in the Safety Zone," noted, "The members of the Fairfield Four...effortlessly blend their rich clear voices into one triumphant, stirring wall of sanctified sound. Don't think for a second that this is slow, boring spiritual music: this stuff cooks!"

The Fairfield Four performs at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 10, in the Bryan Fine Arts Building Auditorium.

Valentine's Day, Wednesday, Feb. 14, brings the EarthTONES, a five member R&B/pop group with influences of rock, rap, hip-hop and soul. The group performs at 8 p.m. in Derryberry Hall Auditorium. In Canada, the EarthTONES have been named Group of the Year, Most Promising New Artists and the People's Choice by the Alberta Recording Industry Association.

Get Back, featuring original Broadway cast members of "Beatlemania," performs an all-Beatles concert at 10 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, in the University Center Multipurpose Room. "The show travels down the long and winding road of the [Beatles'] career," says the St. Petersburg (Fla.) Times.

Singer/songwriter David Harris performs at 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 22, in Derryberry Hall Auditorium. One music reviewer wrote, "Harris offers rich vocals, cunning lyrics and soul with his acoustic guitar,...a cross between Bob Dylan and Paul Simon."

Regency, a five-man a cappella group from Baltimore, performs at 8 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 29, in Derryberry Hall Auditorium. Their program combines contemporary styles with the sounds of such greats as the Temptations, Otis Redding, the Righteous Brothers, Sam Cooke, Elvis Presley and James Brown. Regency has received numerous awards and recognition from the National Association for Campus Activities, including Best Contemporary Group of 1993.

For more information about these University Programming Council concerts, call Kim Holloway at Tennessee Tech at 615/372-6252 or This e-mail address is being protected from spambots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it .