Anthony Hamilton @ Kentucky Center

Friday, Nov. 18

Kentucky Center for the Arts
501 W. Main St. • 584-7777
www.anthonyhamilton.com
$45-$55; 8 p.m.

Anthony Hamilton makes music that is timeless. His voice is equal parts Bobby Womack and Bill Withers — an incredible stew, especially during this abysmal period of modern R&B. He’s had to fight a bit in recent years, working with a record label that only knows how to sell to teenagers (which label doesn’t?), slowing down his output to a trickle. The scale may be tipping, though. He’s just released a free EP of material, Soul, an odds and sods collection of random tracks recorded the last couple years, and promises a new LP, Back To Love, in December. Why someone of his talent and skill set can be left to spoil on a roster’s bench is indicative of the general failure of this business to market to grown folks. —Damien McPherson

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