Everybody loves Candi (Staton)…

By  | July 17, 2014 | Filed under: Muscle Shoals Music, News
Candi Staton

Candi Staton

THE SHOALS – Candi Staton, recent inductee to the Alabama Music Hall of Fame, is making a headliner appearance July 26 at the W.C. Handy Music Festival. And the best news is, you can still find tickets for sale, although they’re going fast!

Here is an excerpt from the Festival’s web page about Candi:

“When asked about bringing her vocal magic to the 2014 W. C. Handy Music Festival Headliner stage, she said: “I am so excited to be a part of the Handy Festival in the Shoals area where I started. It’s been a long time coming, but I’m finally going to spend an evening with some of the most wonderful people that I’ve known for many years. Come out and let’s have an amazing evening!” Whether she’s singing Southern Soul, Disco, Country, Gospel, or inspirational music, Staton has the gift and she uses it well.”

John Paul White

John Paul White

Candi will be joined on stage by Grammy Winner John Paul White. White was quoted in the website article:

“I’ve had few experiences that rival singing with Candi. For me, growing up in the Shoals on country, soul and R&B – she’s royalty. The best part is that she’s one of the sweetest people I’ve met – musician or otherwise. I want to be like her.”

Donnie Fritts

Donnie Fritts

He was called “The Leaning Man of The Shoals” by legendary producer, Jerry Wexler. He played for better than 25 years with Kristoferson. He’s pals with Willie Nelson. Of course, we’re talking about Funky Donnie Fritz. Donnie will be joining Candi and John Paul on stage..

See you at the show!

It is destined to be a great evening. Those who would like to go should click this LINK.

Photos by Sheri Wiggins and Steve Wiggins

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