Bluesfest is proud to welcome 2017 Grammy winning Blues legend, Blues Hall of Famer, 10x Blues Music Award winner, B.B. King Entertainer of the Year, and Rolling Stone magazine named King of the Chitlin’ Circuit Bobby Rush to the festival for the first time.
Porcupine Meat is Rush’s debut release for Rounder Records, and one of the best recordings of his astonishing 60-plus year career. Released in late 2016 the album went on to garner a Grammy Award for Best Traditional Blues Album after a debut at #1 on the Living Blues radio chart.
Rush estimates that he has cut over 300 songs since he first began making music. He has been honored with four Grammy nominations, as well as 41 nominations and 10 awards from the Blues Foundation, and a 2006 induction into the Blues Hall of Fame.
But make no mistake: Rush is not your typical octogenarian. At age 82, he exudes the energy of a 20 year old, and is on the road for over 200 dates a year. His renowned stage act features his famed shake dancers, who personify his funky blues and the ribald humor that he has cultivated during the course of his storied career.
Bobby Rush is one of the greatest bluesman currently performing. Don’t miss this legend as he makes his long awaited debut at Bluesfest.
BOBBY RUSH IS PLAYING BLUESFEST ON FRIDAY 30TH MARCH & SUNDAY 1ST APRIL 2018