In 2012, Lee Fields is an unlikely name to be buzzing. He's been making music since the late '60s, and his sound is undeniably old-school. Maybe that's part of the appeal. These days, so many artists are trying to keep up with what's cool, and so many of the up-and-comers fit nicely into pockets of new trends that are likely to fade away as quickly as they emerged.

Instead of trying to keep up, Lee Fields sticks to his guns, and with Faithful Man, he's made an album that sounds like it could have been released any time in the last 50 years. It's timeless, soulful, and in 2012 it's a refreshing thing to hear.

Watch "You're The Kind Of Girl," the first video from Faithful Man, above, and check out tour dates below.

Lee Fields & The Expressions Tour Dates

Apr 26 Austin, TX - Continental Club
Apr 27 Houston, TX - Continental Club
Apr 28 New Orleans, LA - One Eyed Jacks (New Orleans Jazz Fest)
May 03 Montreal, QC - L'Astral May 04 Ottawa, ON - Ritual
May 05 Toronto, ON - The Great Hall
May 06 Hamilton, ON - This Aint Hollywood
May 08 Detroit, MI – Magic Stick
May 09 Chicago, IL - Lincoln Hall
May 10 Cleveland, OH - Beachland Ballroom
May 11 Pittsburgh, PA - Rex Theater
May 18 San Francisco, CA – Brick & Mortar
May 19 Los Angeles, CA – The Echoplex