NASHVILLE, Tenn: Rock & Roll Hall of Fame member, the legendary GRAMMY-winning "Soul Man", Sam Moore will release a new album titled An American Patriot this October. To promote the release, Moore will appear on a number of New York media outlets, including Fox & Friends, Imus, Do You Remember?, CNBC, LifeMinute TV, PBS MetroFocus and more.
An American Patriot will pay tribute to those who have served our country and was inspired by Moore's own performance of "America the Beautiful" on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, where his dear friend Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. stood 53 years earlier delivering his famous "I Have a Dream" speech. On An American Patriot, Moore delivers exclusive renditions of iconic classics like Lee Greenwood?s "God Bless the U.S.A." and "Show For You," the 2017 Department of Defense Warrior Games anthem. An American Patriot is produced by renowned musician, sound engineer and producer Rudy Perez.
Moore flew to New York straight from BBC Proms held at Royal Albert Hall, London, where Moore and other Stax originals Booker T. Jones, Eddie Floyd, William Bell and sideman Steve Cropper celebrated the 50th anniversary concert honoring the 1967 Stax/Volt Revue?s groundbreaking tour of the UK and Europe that included Otis Redding, Sam & Dave, Booker T and the Gs, Eddie Floyd and Arthur Conley. The legendary artists will be joined by Sir Tom Jones, Beverly Knight, James Morrison, Ruby Turner supported by Jools Holland and his Rhythm & Blues Orchestra as part of a star-studded line-up for the Late Night Prom, The Sound of Soul: Stax Records.
Moore performed a duet with his friend of five decades, Sir Tom and the much younger UK soul superstar Beverly Knight before launching into his solo performance of his iconic "Soul Man," marking 50 years since its historic release.
Of this performance, Moore says: "I never imagined I'd be coming across the pond to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of one of the most exciting times in my life, the 1967 Stax/Volt Tour. The love and enthusiasm from the British audiences back then was like nothing any of us had ever experienced before. Performing at the Proms now at Royal Albert Hall with some of those we'd influenced is spectacular. I just wish that Otis, Arthur, Al, Duck, Wayne, Andrew and Dave were here to celebrate with us... Maybe they're all looking down and patting their feet to the beat."
The concert was broadcast on BBC Radio 3 and BBC Four.
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ABOUT SAM MOORE:
Sam Moore found musical fame as one half of the '60s powerhouse duo Sam & Dave. With 1967's hit "Soul Man," the duo found lasting fame, defined a genre, and altered the course of music history. Their signature sound influenced a diverse array of musical talents, including Al Green, Michael Jackson, Lionel Richie, Tom Petty, Phil Collins, Elvis Costello, Billy Joel and so many others. Sam & Dave?s music and personas inspired the film The Blues Brothers, and other hits like "Hold On I'm Coming" have appeared on the soundtracks of more than a dozen films. Moore, 81, continues to record and perform to critical acclaim as a solo artist and as a guest performer for dozens of his musical friends. The Legendary Soul Man recently accepted a position as Artist in Residence at Florida International University as part of the College of Arts, Sciences & Education Humanities Project.