Naomi Shelton and the Gospel Queens have been added to the Let Freedom Ring! concert January 11, which will take place at Plymouth Church. They join Rock & Roll Hall of Famers the Impressions and members of Brooklyn's own all-star group the Dap-Kings. NPR.org has said, "Naomi Shelton is gruff and she takes no guff."
Naomi Shelton is no ordinary gospel singer. Though she, like many others, grew up singing with her sisters in their Alabama church, she has also spent much of her life in the soul clubs around New York, and her 45s, "41st St. Breakdown" and "Wind Your Clock" b/w "Talking 'Bout a Good Thing," have long been revered and prized by funk DJs around the globe.
On January 11, 2014, Plymouth Church will present Let Freedom Ring!: A Concert to Benefit Free the Slaves. This major musical event will be held on National Human Trafficking Awareness Day. Funds raised will benefit the organization Free the Slaves, which is dedicated to ending slavery worldwide in our lifetime.