Sparta. In “Harlem,” Hicks blends the reverent familiar with the vigorous fresh, in a work deeply rooted in blues.

02 Aug 2021 | 05:59

The Sparta Summer Concert Series presents an evening of great blues this Friday evening when the young rising star singer and guitarist Solomon Hicks comes to town.

Hicks says he grew up in Harlem “around a lot of great musicians.” His record “Harlem” is an 11-song salute to those roots, which the 26-year-old...