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Braille Blues Daddy Bryan Lee
February 22 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm| $5
Bryan Lee lost his eye sight and was legally blind by the age of eight. He had an avid interest in early Rock and Roll and Blues Music which was fostered through the 1950’s late night listening sessions from the radio where Lee was first introduced to the sounds of Elmore James, T-Bone Walker and many other influential bluesmen. The man now known as “Braille Blues Daddy” started out playing for Midwest crowds at the early age of 15. In the late 1950’s, Bryan Lee opened for Bill Haley & The Comets with his band “The Glaciers” performing cover music of Elvis Presley, Chuck Berry and Little Richard. While on tour in the 1980’s Bryan opened for one of his heroes Muddy Waters. After the show Muddy told Bryan: “Bryan, stay with this, one day you will be a living legend.” – “I went home and I cried” says Lee.
In the late 1970’s Bryan fell in love with the city of New Orleans and eventually moved to the Crescent City, where he has been a fixture of the French Quarter music scene since 1982.