DFW Music News

Earth, Wind and Fire's Verdine White on Marriage, Legacy and Playing for Barack Obama

Earth, Wind and Fire are one of those legendary bands that are beyond genre identification. Throughout the '70's, '80s and '90s, the band's mixture of R&B, soul, jazz, rock, funk, disco and gospel challenged radio programmers and sold more than 90 million albums.

From a tour stop in Los Angeles and in anticipation of Earth, Wind and Fire's show Sunday at the Verizon Theatre at Grand Prairie, bassist Verdine White was kind enough to (briefly) talk with DC9 about the band's lengthy career and the exciting new album Now, Then and Forever.

KEEP THE DALLAS OBSERVER FREE... Since we started the Dallas Observer, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Dallas, and we'd like to keep it that way. With local media under siege, it's more important than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" program, allowing us to keep offering readers access to our incisive coverage of local news, food and culture with no paywalls.
Darryl Smyers
Contact: Darryl Smyers