Bobby Rush and Company

Presented by Maryland Hall
Thursday January 18 | 8:00 pm

 

Blues legend Bobby Rush headlines this performance held in conjunction with the exhibit, Blues @ Home:  Mississippi’s Blues Legends featuring portraits by artist H.C. Porter.  Fellow blues legends Vasti Jackson and Eden Brent join Rush in this unforgettable concert.  Rush is a 2017 Grammy award winner for his latest album, Porcupine Meat.   A member of the Blues Hall of Famer, a 10 time winner of the Blues Music Award winner, he was named B.B. King Entertainer of the Year and has a 50+ year career as a musician, composer and singer.

Joining Rush is Vasti Jackson, a world renowned guitarist and vocalist, 2012 Mississippi Musicians Hall of Fame inductee and 2015 Albert King Lifetime Guitar Award recipient.  Jackson is known for sweat-drenched, soul-ripping live performances marked by stunning and innovative guitar playing. Jackson’s stellar vocals, fiery guitar, and stage presence captures the audience, and leaves a lasting impression that celebrates the triumph of the blues, and the joy of rhythm that is soul satisfying to all that are lucky enough to experience his music.

Nicknamed "Little Boogaloo" by her Mississippi mentor Boogaloo Ames, Eden Brent is much more than her signature boogie-woogie piano and juke-joint blues holler. She is a celebrated songwriter and dynamic performer, with numerous nominations and awards including eleven Blues Music Award nominations since 2009 and three BMA trophies. Her most recent Yellow Dog Records album, Jigsaw Heart was nominated for BMA Acoustic Album of the Year, continuing a streak of nominations for her last three albums.

Artists appearances are sponsored by The MacKenzie Companies.  

Thursday, January 18, 2018 - 8:00 pm Purchase