Second Consecutive Grammy Nomination, Performance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Four Blues Music Award Nominations, Film Take Me to the River in Theater’s, Release with Legend Dr. John and Friends of Blinddog Smokin’
It’s been a great year! To cap off the year, December 2014 brought a Grammy nomination for Best Blues Album for Decisions by Bobby Rush with Blinddog Smokin’ in the 57th Grammy Awards to be held on February 8, 2015 in Los Angeles, CA at Nokia Live; plus four nominations for the 36th Blues Music Awards to be held on May 8, 2015 in Memphis, TN at the Cook Convention Center; and a nomination for Best of the Beat Awards for Best Blues Album presented by Off Beat magazine for Best Blues Album, vote until January 7 at http://www.offbeat.com/news/vote-2014-best-beat-awards/. Take Me to the River is a documentary film that features Bobby Rush alongside other notable artists including Snoop Dogg, Mavis Staples, Charlie Musselwhite, and host Terrence Howard. The film spent two months in theaters and had a soundtrack come out in September on Stax Records/Concord Music Group with two Bobby Rush songs, duets with Oscar winning rapper Frayser Boy. In July Rush performed one James Brown song for the film Get On Up alongside Dan Aykroyd and The Roots and his own “Handy Man” on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, his first late-night television performance. The first full album collaboration with friends of funk band Blinddog Smokin’ came out on April 15, 2014 on Silver Talon Records to a debut at #6 on the Blues radio chart, a spot on the Americana radio chart, and glowing reviews. The album has already won Best Soul Blues Album at the Blues Blast Music Awards. The same award show presented Rush with a Lifetime Achievement Award, his seventh time receiving such an award. With another year in the books of consistent touring from BAM R&B Festival in Brooklyn, NY to Fuji Rock Festival in Yuzawa, Niigata, Japan, The Grammy Museum and Troubadour in Los Angeles, CA to Bonnaroo Music Festival in Manchester, TN, and King Biscuit Blues Festival in Helena, AR to SXSW in Austin, TX it’s been another exciting year performing, capped off on New Years Eve in Jackson, MS. Wishing everyone a happy new year!
Watch the music video with Dr. John and Bobby Rush with Blinddog Smokin’ here: http://youtu.be/iK1AdcX0Djg
Watch the trailer for Take Me to the River here: http://youtu.be/iZzqsvV_Oyk
Watch Bobby Rush with Dan Aykroyd and The Roots performing on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon here: http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x21qgsa_hd-dan-aykroyd-i-ll-go-crazy-ft-bobby-rush-jimmy-fallon_people
Photo by: Erika Goldring
Album Artwork by: Talon Gustafson