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Saturday, March 19 • 10:00pm - 11:00pm
Bobby Rush

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Hall of Fame, Blues icon Bobby Rush dazzles audiences with both his showmanship and special brand dubbed Folk Funk. Constantly evolving, his show evokes the nostalgia of Vaudeville while rendering a current high energy performance. According to the Blues Foundation,' he is the only performer to ever receive The Blues Foundation's Blues Music Award in both Soul Blues Artist and Acoustic Blues Artist in the same year. This shows the extent of his versatility and the extent of his popularity. Though his career dates back to the post-war Chicago, in recent years, he has become a mainstay at the Blues Music Awards, garnering 30 nominations since 1997.' The State of Tennessee bestowed the title of International Ambassador of the Blues in joint legislation (HJR745). Bobby Rush has performed in every major market in the world. In 2007, he became the first Blues artist to perform in China, garnering an audience of over 40,000. In 2008, China's Great Wall Society named him US spokesperson to the Great Wall of China. He is enjoying major success within the Asian market including writing a review of the Chitlin' Circuit in Japan. He developed his musical skill through his work with legends such as Muddy Waters, Howln' Wolf and many others. In fact, it was Little Walter and Junior Parker that convinced him to add the harp to his performance repertoire of singing and guitar. Bobby Rush is known as one of the greatest living harp players He currently resides in Jackson, Mississippi.. Deep Rush Records is proud to announce the release of his eighth project on the label, 'Show You a Good Time.' Relying on his signature sound and sly lyrics, Bobby Rush uses real life adventures of people trying to survive in a world of occasional deceit and everlasting good times. Available April 26th
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Bobby Rush

Hall of Fame, Blues icon Bobby Rush dazzles audiences with both his showmanship and special brand dubbed Folk Funk. Constantly evolving, his show evokes the nostalgia of Vaudeville while rendering a current high energy performance. According to the Blues Foundation,' he is the only... Read More →



Saturday March 19, 2011 10:00pm - 11:00pm
18th Floor at Hilton Garden Inn 500 N IH 35

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