Rusty Wright Band
January 5, 2019 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm| $10 front, $7 rear
For Rusty Wright, it’s “all about the moment,” commanding the stage to deliver the musical heat, the infectious grooves and penetratingly sincere songs that have earned the Michigan native an international audience and recognition as a Master Blues Artist in the International Blues Hall of Fame®. Formed in 2004, the band’s second public performance was opening for Lynyrd Skynyrd at an outdoor amphitheatre in pouring rain with lightning crashing nearby. The crowd of 4000+ rewarded them with a standing ovation and became the nucleus of the band’s ultra loyal Midwest following. In the years since, The Rusty Wright Band has expanded their audience to encompass three continents. Those who’ve seen Wright and his top-drawer band – wife and singer-guitarist Laurie Wright, drummer Chris America and bassist Nic Allen – perform live will attest to the outfit’s razor-tight, explosive delivery of inventive blues songs. The band’s innovative sound is a hot rod fusing of Texas and Chicago-style blues, swinging boogie and Southern rock, with a twist of Motor City grit.