Bobby Rush: his new CD is RAW
Posted on: Thursday, Oct 4, 2007
From the Bobby Rush website…
Soul-blues superstar Bobby Rush built his reputation via elaborate and sexy stage shows, but on his new CD, Raw, he returns to his roots. The 13 tracks find Rush mostly alone with his guitar and harmonica on a set largely consisting of originals.
Since the early ‘50s Rush has worked out of Chicago and more recently Jackson, Mississippi, but he started playing blues back in tiny Homer, Louisiana, where his father was a preacher. As a young man Rush played across the Deep South in bands whose music was just removed from acoustic country blues, while his current style of “folk funk” is notable for its downhome sensibilities. [go the website to read the full press release].
The website also has a link to an interview with Bobby.
Bobby of course also has a MySpace page where you can hear a couple of excellent samples “Glad To Get You Back” and “What’s Going On” from the new CD.