Nashville Blues Society
LIVE w/ THE BOOTY GIRLS
for ONE BIG SHOW Live at 8PM
(Doors will open one hour prior to showtime)
There are two huge projection screens showing the concert along with HD flat screens throughout the building for your enjoyment.
Hosted by The Nashville Blues Society
ABOUT BOBBY RUSH
Bobby Rush—it’s pronounced as one three-syllable name—calls his music “folk funk,” an apt description for a blend that’s both decidedly modern and deeply rooted in tradition. Over the decades he has consistently updated his music by incorporating new styles-- Chicago blues, soul, funk, reggae, and hip-hop—into a fresh mix. At the same time, his original compositions often stem from his dipping into the well of folk wisdom, as exemplified by songs like “What’s Good For the Goose is Good for the Gander Too.”
The son of a preacher man, Bobby Rush was born Emmet Ellis, Jr.,in the north Louisiana town of Haynesville; he later adopted his stage name out of respect for his father. He built his first instrument, a primitive guitar or “diddley bow,” and by his early teens he was donning a fake mustache and appearing at Deep South juke joints. In the mid-’50s he moved to Chicago, where his bands included Freddie King, Earl Hooker, and Luther Allison, and on jaunts back to his family home in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, he performed with artists including Elmore James.
Rush began working as a bandleader already as a teenager once he realized that he could control his own destiny if he owned all the equipment. His entrepreneurial flair is legendary among fellow musicians, who fondly recall his earing double pay by working in disguise as the emcee on his own gigs, and his shuffling between three gigs a night at West Side nightclubs.
Rush’s popularity as a live performer in Chicago set back the development of his recording career, but he began to achieve national acclaim in 1971 following the success of his hit “Chicken Heads” on Galaxy Records. Over the next decade he recorded for labels including Jewel, Philadelphia International, Warner Brothers, and toured widely on the “chitlin circuit,” the decades old network of clubs that stretches in a rough triangle between east Texas, north Florida, and Chicago.
ABOUT Nashville Blues Society
We are a brand new Blues Society, passionate about our mission to promote, preserve, support and advance the tradition and future of blues music. We realize this is an ambitious task, however we believe the experience of enjoying blues live and via recordings is tremendously rewarding and helps keep us in touch with the essence of the human heart and spirit.
We wish to accomplish much for the blues in Nashville, the capital of country music. One of our goals is to increase our membership and the number of local blues fans, and to discover and disseminate information about the local blues community to help bring Nashville-area performers and their potential fans together. We also want to increase exposure to this marvelous music by sponsoring and promoting blues events featuring local and national acts, and publishing this newsletter. We also plan to bring educational programs to schools and community organizations as we progress.
Here you will find gig listings, blues jams, events, reviews and much more. As our site evolves, we will be adding interesting new features and content. So check here often to stay aware of local blues gigs and events, and be sure to get out and support live blues in Nashville!. Find out more at www.NashvilleBluesSociety.org
Kathy L. Bolmer
It is with great pleasure that we welcome Bobby Rush to JEFFERSON's SHOWCASE, where we always serve a healthy dose of soul! Come out and Enjoy great music!
GENERAL ADMISSION :$20
COUPLES VIP ADMISSION: $80
(VIP Includes Dinner for Two & Reserved Seating if tickets are purchased in advance)
ADVANCE RESERVATIONS ARE HIGHLY ENCOURAGED
SEATING IS FIRST COME FIRST SERVED
VALET PARKING AVAILABLE
Invite your significant other and Facebook friends to enjoy Good Food, Good Music & Good Fellowship.
Jefferson's Restaurant & Showcase
"Where We Always Serve A Healthy Dose of Soul!"
Sponsored by The Nashville Blues Society
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