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Brooklyn College Center for Performing Arts Presents Regina Carter’s 'Southern Comfort'

By James Knight J.knight@classicalite.com on Feb 26, 2016 11:12 PM EST

This April the Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College will be performing Regina Carter’s Southern Comfort in concert. Featuring music from her 2014 record, Regina Carter pays homage to her heritage with is described as a blend of Appalachian fiddle tunes, church hymns, southern folk music.

Regina Carter opened up about the record via a press release:

"When I would hear some of these field recordings, if I heard something that touched
me I put it on the list. I had maybe 50 tunes that I felt strongly about, and I finally forced myself to work more on those to stop myself from collecting more."

Carter went on to discuss the variety of sounds incorporated into the record:

"In the Appalachians there were Scottish and Irish descendants, slaves, and Native
Americans. It was a cultural hodgepodge, and the music resulting from it is intoxicating.
This disc was to pay homage to my family. but it turned out to be
so much more."

Chuck Mitchell, Senior Vice President of SONY Masterworks praise Carter's work, stating:

"Each arranger brings out something musically that's unique to them which speaks to me. We're tremendously pleased to have the incomparable Regina Carter with us at Masterworks. Her musical odyssey has been charted through a series of unforgettable recordings over the years, and Southern Comfort is the latest and perhaps the most eloquent expression of her deep and profoundly enlightening musical humanity."

The musicians featured on the record include: guitarists Adam Rogers and Marvin Sewell, bassists Chris Lightcap and Jesse Murphy, accordionist Will Holshouser and drummer Alvester Garnett, who also provided arrangements. Stefon Harris, Xavier Davis and Nate Smith also contributed arrangements, about which Carter expressed.

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College with presents Regina Carter's Southern Comfort on April 16, 2016 at 8pm.

Tickets can purchased online at BrooklynCenter.org or by calling Box Office: 718-951-4500, open Tuesday-Saturday, 1pm-6pm

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