Thursday, January 26, 2006

Bobby Rush is coming to town

My boy Jim Utz just sent me this email. He has put to words more accurately what I would like to convey. I went to go see Bobby Rush a few years back at the Ambassador. It was amazing. He puts on a show. A real show. I noticed a flyer up at Gino's in "downtown" Pine Lawn the other day and I just got this email from Jim. Here is the message from the most influential unseen hand in Saint Louis music:

Bored with the same old weekend options and want to see something I am pretty sure most of you have never seen before?

Next Friday at Blueberry Hill blues master Bobby Rush is going to be doing two shows at The Duck Room. Before you stop reading, this isn't white-boy Stevie Ray Vaughn imitation blues or the weekend in Soulard "Mustang Sally" blues either, Bobby Rush is the real deal, down and dirty live show that even features back up dancers that get their own part of the show (once you see them you will know why). Bobby is over 70 years old now and actually survived a tour bus crash about 4 years ago that saw a couple members of his band get killed.
This is his first performance at a non "urban" club in St. Louis in ages (his last 10 years of club performances have either been at Club 54 (on North Grand) or The Ambassador (Jennings Station Rd at Lucas & Hunt). My favorite radio station Soul Classics 1490AM WESL is sponsoring the show and expect the crowd to be older and dressed to impress (men with hats, ladies with fur) and there to most likely be lots and lots of dancing. Bobby is (in)famous for his outrageous stage performances and was a major figure in Martin Scorsese's series on blues shown in 2004, The Road To Memphis.

Tickets are $20 in advance, $25 Day of The Show and are available at Vintage Vinyl.
This is really going to be a super fun show and I will definitely be at the 8:00PM show, bringing my two visiting from Japan friends Naoko and Eri to their first ever blues show.
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Anonymous Jesse said...

kick up your heels Pimp


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