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Bobby Rush is one of the last men standing from a defining era of the blues.
—Garden and Gun
The king of the contemporary chitlin’ circuit, known for his raucous and red-hot mix of soul, blues, and funk.
Blues legend and king of the chitlin’ circuit Bobby Rush is a two-time Grammy winner, 14-time Blues Music Award winner, and a member of the Blues Hall of Fame. During his renowned stage show, the singer and multi-instrumentalist frequently jumps high into the air, arms spread and legs tucked, only to land gracefully and return without a hitch to his dazzling routine. It is a move you might expect at a contemporary R&B show, but it is downright shocking when you realize that Rush is in his late 80s.
Rush has headlined European festivals with his band and solo programs at venues as prestigious as Jazz at Lincoln Center, and he just recorded an album of brand-new material, All My Love for You, which comes out in August. Over the past several years, he has re-recorded his 1971 hit “Chicken Heads” with his old friend Buddy Guy and young blues star Christone “Kingfish” Ingram and written a critically acclaimed autobiography, I Ain’t Studdin’ Ya: My American Blues Story.
This solo performance is an evening full of stories and songs from one of the most colorful and enduring musicians in the blues.
Producer’s Circle member Tom G.