Cyril Neville's Royal Southern Brotherhood, Dylan Sires & Neighbors, & Society of Broken Souls' Dennis James & Lauryn Shapter

  • Fri
    Jun 12
    2:00 pm -
    4:00 pm
  • Sun
    Jun 14
    11:00 pm -
    1:00 am

"Bring two pairs of dancing shoes to FAIRfest cuz you're gonna wear one pair out!"

 Grammy Award winning vocalist Nawlins' favorite son Cyril Neville has been called a philosopher, poet, and one of the last great southern soul singers. His prolific career spans work with the Meters the Neville Brothers, and now the Royal Southern Brotherhood who have a NEW RECORD JUST OUT with Ruf Records recording group. Their third studio album is called “Don’t Look Back: The Muscle Shoals Sessions”. The album was recorded at the legendary FAME Studio in Muscle Shoals and produced by Grammy award winning producer, Tom Hambridge, along with some new talent has created RSB’s best studio effort to date.


"I love Fairfield. People are open and accepting."

 

"It’s not easy to pigeon-hole the Iowa based Dylan Sires and Neighbors. They definitely have a solid command of melody in the tradition of power pop, and are influenced by The Beatles, Vampire Weekend and 50′s styled balladry."  --Powerpopaholic | "Sires’ sound is a delightful mash-up: Beatles-esque harmonies, rhythm syncopation ala Modest Mouse, and guitars that hail from all over. Yes, if your normal bill of goods is something harder and faster, Sires’ pop sensibilities will come off as milquetoast. But variety is the spice of life, folks."  --Chad Taylor Des Moines Cityview magazine
 


"We love letting the songs speak for themselves, create themselves."

 

Society of Broken Souls is the songwriting duo of Dennis James and Lauryn Shapter. Both multi-instrumentalists, they write, record, and perform songs for fearless hearts, using words and melody to create musical snapshots that confront our shared, raw humanity while they celebrate the beautiful mosaic of the human experience. Their live performances feature seamless harmony vocals and a wide array of instruments from fiddle and guitar to piano and drums.