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Charles Wigg Walker

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Rudy's Jazz Room

809 Gleaves Street

Nashville, TN 37203

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Charles Wigg Walker

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Join Rudy's for the return of our Friday soul and jazz series with Charles "Wigg" Walker, Nashville's original soul singer, and his six piece band and horn section. Born in Nashville, Tennessee on July 12, 1940, Charles "Wigg" Walker is one of the few remaining original soul singers from back in the day when old school R&B/soul was brand new on the music scene. Wigg's experience and maturity in the field of soul music gives him authenticity and perspective that is unmatched.

In 1960, Charles moved to New York City and in 1962 Charles began recording with Chess Records out of Chicago, Charles soon signed on as lead singer with the J.C. Davis Band and began touring the country opening for the greats of the era including James Brown, Jackie Wilson, Etta James, Wilson Pickett, Little Willie John, Otis Redding, and Sam Cooke. The J.C. Davis Band recorded some real barnstormers for Chess like “Sweet Sweet Love” and “The Chicken Scratch.” In 1964, Charles formed his own group, Little Charles and the Sidewinders. They became one of the most in demand soul bands in New York City’s nightclub scene, performing at the Apollo Theater, Small’s Paradise and venturing out to Las Vegas and Atlantic City. They subsequently recorded for Chess and Decca labels. The Sidewinders stayed together through the 60’s, and in 1969 Charles cut some sides for Botanic Records. The Sidewinders reformed in 1973 and worked as a show band in hotels, nightclubs, and casinos without the benefit of a recording contract. In 1979, Charles signed on with Motown as a staff writer.

With a resurgence of old school soul and R&B Wigg is finding his groove with a younger audience while rekindling memories for the old school crowd.


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This show is 21 and over only. All sales are final and we unfortunately cannot offer any refunds. Additional tickets may be available at the door on the day of the show even if it is sold out online.

Please read through our Covid Safety Information page on our website and familiarize yourself with our most up to date safety policies.

For details on our seating arraignment please see our Seating Information Page on our website.

Masks covering nose and mouth are required at all times for everyone except for when eating, drinking or for musicians performing behind plexiglass on stage. All tables are 6 feet apart from one another and we ask everyone to maintain social distancing (6 feet) between yourself and anyone other than family members or people you are cohabitating with. Seats and tables have been strategically placed to maintain social distancing. We are not allowing the moving of tables or rearrange chairs by customers.

Prior to opening each night we will be manually fogging the stage and entire front of house area with Vital Oxide. Between shows we will be clearing the room of all patrons and doing a full sanitization before the next show so you can be assured the area you sit at is safe and clean. Ultraviolet sanitizing lights have been installed in our HVAC system as well as a number of Germ Guardian True HEPA filter ultraviolet light air purifiers placed throughout the room and in each bathroom. We will be running a standard atmospheric haze machine at a low level with standard water-based Propylene Glycol haze fluid during shows. Movable Plexiglass barriers have been put in place which encompass the stage and for each seat at the bar. Hand sanitizing stations are placed throughout the space and staff will be actively cleaning surfaces throughout the night and between shows.

We ask everyone to be cognizant of others and respect that not everyone has the same comfort level with things. If ever there is any question or concern about your safety please do not hesitate to ask for the manager on duty and let them know your concerns so we can do our best to address them.

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