Freddy Cole Quartet to Perform Tuesday, November 13

For Immediate Release: 
Oct 03 2007

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Freddy Cole Quartet to Perform Tuesday, November 13

Athens, W.Va. – The Freddy Cole Quartet will perform Tuesday, November 13, 2007, at 8 p.m. in the Alexander Fine Arts Center Main Theater.

The Freddy Cole Quartet members include Freddy Cole, Gerry Byrd, Herman Burney and Curtis Boyd. The Quartet regularly tours the United States, Europe, the Far East and South America with their music.

Cole has been a recording artist since 1952, when his first single, “The Joke’s on Me,” was released on the obscure Chicago-based Topper label. After making singles and albums for Dot, De-Lite and other domestic labels in the 50’s and 60’s, he recorded several albums for European and English companies during the 70’s that helped him develop a loyal overseas following, especially in Brazil.

According to the Alkahest Artists and Attractions, “Freddy Cole doesn’t apologize for sounding so much like his brother, Nat ‘King’ Cole. There are certain unmistakable similarities.” Freddy plays piano, sings and performs live with guitar and upright bass, just like Nat, but his “voice is raspier, smokier and jazzier.”

Tickets are $5 for adults, $4 for senior citizens and $2 for non-Concord students.

For more information please contact the Concord University Box Office at 1-304-384-5101 or e-mail Reservations are not needed for this performance.


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