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Bobby Rush Concert at Lady Luck®!
While the blues have long been considered one of the greatest genres of music, some people don’t realize how iconic the genre is. Many believe it is the foundation for many music styles today. Even some of the greatest artists that we know and love got their start by recording the blues, including Duke Ellington, The Beatles, Miles Davis, Janis Joplin, Jimi Hendrix and Elvis, to name a few. Needless to say, all of us here at Lady Luck Casino® Vicksburg are huge fans of the style, and we’re excited to announce that we’ll be hosting blues legend, Bobby Rush, live in concert this January!
Bobby Rush, also known as “The King of the Chitlin Circuit,” is an American blues singer, musician and composer. He effortlessly blends a variety of genres together, including, funk, blues and hip-hop. As a young man, he played music using a broom-wire diddley bow and a sugar cane syrup bucket. Talk about innovation!
Bobby moved to Chicago in 1953. As a teenager, he worked the circuit with some musical heavy hitters, including Etta James, Muddy Waters, Jimmy Reed and Howlin’ Wolf. However, he didn't find industry success until 1970, when he released his self-penned “Chicken Heads” and landed on the Billboard R&B chart. Bobby would continue to strike gold with the album “Sue” in 1981 and “Ain’t Studdin’ Ya” in 1991.
Bobby has been around the block! Here are some of his career highlights:
- He has performed for the Clinton’s twice — once when Bill Clinton was president, and again at a state event in Arkansas.
- He appeared in the Martin Scorsese produced film, "The Road to Memphis."
- He was the first blues artist to perform in China, and received the title, “International Dean of Blues,” as a result. Later, he would be named the Friendship Ambassador to the Great Wall of China.
- Bobby was awarded “Best Male Soul Blues Artist,” for his album "Rush," at the Blues Music Awards. He’s also won “Best Acoustic Artist” and “Best Acoustic Album” for his album, "Raw."
- Bobby has been awarded 17 blues music awards in his lifetime.
- In 2006, Bobby was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame.
As you probably know by now, Bobby Rush will be visiting us for a live performance on January 8! The doors open at 7 p.m., with the show starting at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20, and can be purchased online or at O&H Express®.
Your night doesn’t have to end at the concert, though! We have eight table games for you to enjoy, including Blackjack, Craps and Roulette, not to mention rows of slots!
This is one show you don’t want to miss. Get your tickets soon before they sell out. We’ll see you there!