Rusty Wright Band

Performing on Stage One

5:35pm-6:35pm

 

The Rusty Wright Band is a Billboard Top 10 artist whose innovative sound is a hot rod fusing of Texas and Chicago-style blues, swinging boogie & Southern rock, and a pinch of Motor City grit.- Aggressive, progressive blues. – “Mix together equal helpings of top-notch musicianship, vintage blues passion, Southern rock verve and blue-collar sentiment and you’ve got the Rusty Wright Band. – Rusty Wright’s musical sensibilities are firmly entrenched in the realm of contemporary blues yet his impeccable guitar work also hints of iconic blues legends like the late Freddy King, demonstrating a style honed by time while still embodying the exuberance and playfulness of a fearless youngster. Rather than regenerating the old, deep grooves that have become ruts, Wright and his terrific band moves the music along nicely in the 21st century, tapping into the muse and spirit of the classic Southern blues rock bands to deliver a highly entertaining fusing of Texas and Chicago style blues and swing, spiced with a pinch or two of Southern rock, and delivered with just the right amount of Detroit swagger. – Rusty Wright’s progressive sound hints of iconic blues legends while staying contemporary and vibrant. Fresh and bold, familiar yet innovative. Fiery improvisations, catchy duets with soulful, soaring vocals and sly, tongue-in-cheek lyrics are the trademark of Wright’s blues-infused muse. Rusty, the band’s namesake and primary songwriter, has drawn on his family’s Southern roots and a wealth of Blues, Southern Rock and legendary Blues Rock influences to craft his uniquely ‘bluescentric’ sound that leans on duet-style songs and showcases his flamboyant guitar style. Wright does an amazing job of creating a signature style and sound all his own that fuses naturally with whatever song it is applied to. The Rusty Wright Band has earned international recognition for both their live performances and their distinctive “blues-centric” sound which writer Larry Juchartz characterized this way in his Wildeboomerz music blog: “Imagine a sonic suitcase filled with the best of Stevie Ray Vaughan, Lynyrd Skynyrd, the Allman Brothers Band, Bonnie Raitt, and a little Fabulous Thunderbirds, shaken and stirred so that all of them become the foundation for a whole new sound to be built upon. Open the suitcase and then stand back, because that sound, its range, and the wallop it packs will blow you away.” 2014 Blues Hall of Fame® inductee: Master Blues Band

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