Exposed to COVID-19, Whitfield postpones Black Music Matters Festival gig
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Exposed to COVID-19, Whitfield postpones Black Music Matters Festival gig

Monday, August 3, 2020 – Barrence Whitfield had to pull out of the Black Music Matters Festival on Monday due to concerns about exposure to COVID.

Whitfield was slated to play on Tuesday night, but had to postpone it and will play an encore performance of the festival.

"There was something with COVID, and we decided that we should wait," Whitfield said on Monday. "I'm going to be quarantined for a little while. So I want to wait until the quarantine is over and make sure I don't have it. It's more a postponement until I will be able to do it."

"I will be doing it, but at a later date," he said.

Whitfield, a soul singer, who has released several country albums through Bloodshot, said he may have been exposed while practicing with his guitarist, who tested positive for COVID-19. Whitfield was tested, but will have to wait several days for the results.

"We were in the same room. It's one of these things that's unknown.. Nobody knows anything until it happens," said Whitfield.

"When I am well I will be able to give you 100 percent of Barrence Whitfield," he said.

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