Gregory Porter Returns to Detroit

Gregory Porter has consistently impressed on his prior visits to Detroit. His delivery and repertoire are largely unchanged. Why change a combination that wins over audiences and critics? His version of soul music is spiritual, uplifting and jazz tinged. The repertoire surveys some of his albums: “Hey Laura” and “No Love Dying” from Liquid Spirit, “Holding On” from Take Me to the Alley. His backup band included a Hammond B3 organ, which added depth and allowed him to feature jazzy arrangements. As usual he was decked out in an aviator cap with flaps up, purple shirt, and a white suit. His songs emphasize peace and love and that has broad appeal in these troubled times.