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Local A Cappella Group Bringing Their Sweet Harmonies to Burlington

The Boone County Public Library will host an old-school a cappella concert with The Northern Kentucky Brotherhood Singers at the Boone County Main Library in Burlington on Friday, January 29 at 7 p.m. 

Eric Riley, Ric Jennings, Stace Darden, Demetrius Davenport and Sam Norris, Jr. together are one of the few remaining quartet-style groups still performing in old-school a cappella fashion and specializing in the intricate and emotional four-part harmony “jubilee” style. The sound is pioneered by such legendary groups as Dixie Hummingbirds, The Soul Stirrers and The Harptones of Cincinnati. 

The Northern Kentucky Brotherhood Singers started singing at the 9th Street Baptist Church in Covington and have performed in churches, secular music venues, and television spots throughout the U.S., as well as Canada and Spain. They have been performing together for 28 years as an a cappella group and not only sing gospel, but have recently added patriotic and feel good R&B to their repertoire. Appearances include a one hour Gospel concert on WCET, singing of the National Anthem at the Cincinnati Cyclones Hockey playoff game, and performing during the show “Kentucky Glory: Gospel Music from the Commonwealth” at Western Kentucky University. 

- Staff report/Photo provided

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