About GOSPEL ROOTS OF ROCK & SOUL
The enlightening story of gospel music’s role and influence in contemporary rock, R&B and soul music is being explored by WXPN, a recognized public radio leader in music discovery. With support from The Pew Center for Arts & Heritage, GOSPEL ROOTS OF ROCK AND SOUL offers live performances, discussions, radio features and documentary, and a content-rich website.
Join us for the next Gospel Roots of Rock and Soul event with Fairfield Four & Campbell Brothers.
The Fairfield Four were founded in 1921 in Nashville, Tennessee and have been singing their traditional African American a cappella gospel style for the nearly 100 years of their existence. They are perhaps best known for their appearance at the end of the film O Brother Where Art Thou and are the recipients of multiple honors including 3 Grammys, two Lifetime Achievement Awards and were inducted into the Gospel Music Hall of Fame in 1999.
The Campbell Brothers are comprised of brothers Chuck Campbell (pedal steel guitar), Darick Campbell (lap steel guitar), and Phil Campbell (electric guitar) along with Phil ‘s son Carlton on drums and Tiffany Godette rounding out the band with classic gospel vocals.
The Campbell Brothers have been performing a rich variety of material from the African American Holiness-Pentecostal repertoire for nearly two decades. Their performances have taken them from sanctuary to some amazing concert halls including the Hollywood Bowl, the Kennedy Center, and Lincoln Center, enabling them to share their high energy, rockin’ gospel sound with both secular and religious audiences alike.