Robert Bradley at Kryptonite Oct. 22

Robert Bradley’s Blackwater Surprise will bring its unique blend of blues, rock, and soul to Kryptonite, Friday, Oct. 22. Known for earlier hits such as “California” and “Once Upon a Time,” Bradley is out in support of a new album, Still Lovin’ You.

Still Lovin’ You is the album Robert Bradley’s always meant to make. It establishes him once and for all as a first-rate soul singer. The new album veers away from the rocked-up blues of his first two sets, toward establishing Bradley as “what I always tried to be even since before I left the School for the Blind. R&B with a rock edge, that’s what I do. I like certain rock bands, like the Rolling Stones and Creedence Clearwater, but my biggest influences have always been soul singer-songwriters like Otis Redding and Marvin Gaye.”

The group uses a fierce guitar attack and funky saxophone, but its melodic core comes from gospel organ riffs and orchestrated piano chords. The center of that music may be his voice, but what’s most extraordinary are Bradley’s songs. “Pretender” stands as a soul man’s answer to “Like a Rolling Stone,” while “Still Lovin’ You” evokes the spirit of Otis Redding’s “These Arms of Mine.”

This is a show not to be missed. Robert Bradley’s Blackwater Surprise will perform at Kryptonite at 10 p.m., Friday, Oct. 22, with special guest Mark Willer. Tickets are $10 advance and $12 the day of the show, available at Kryptonite.

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