George Bedard: From The Windy City To New Orleans at The Ark

Mary Ann Trainor uploaded this event on July 31, 2019


The Ark
316 South Main Street
Ann Arbor, MI


Sat, August 24, 2019
8:00 pm



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For his seventh annual installment, Bedard will host a tribute to one of the greats of Chicago blues, Otis Rush, who died in 2018. Says Bedard, “Of all the post-B. B. King blues singers/guitarists, Otis Rush best combined the stark emotional intensity of the deep Delta blues with the modern styles. He never fully achieved the success he deserved, but for me he has always been an inspiration.”

Set two will explore the rich musical heritage of New Orleans, from early jazz to rhythm & blues, rock and roll, and funk. “Journeying from Louis Armstrong to the Neville Brothers in one set might sound crazy, but we’ll give it a shot. There is so much great music to mine from it’ll be hard to pare it down,” says Bedard. ...

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