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New Album – ‘Porcupine Meat’ to be released on September 16th

New Album to Come Out on September 16 called Porcupine Meat on Rounder Records With special guests Dave Alvin, Joe Bonamassa, Keb’ Mo’, and Vasti Jackson, Grammy Award winning producer Scott Billington, and backing from the New Orleans “A” team, album cements Bobby Rush’s legacy as blues’ most vital artist of his generation. July 8, 2016 — Nashville, TN — Naming one’s album after a song titled “Porcupine Meat” may seem a little unusual — unless, of course, you’re Bobby Rush, who earned his first gold record in 1971 with a hit entitled “Chicken Heads.” He elaborates on his recent composition: “If a lady won’t treat me right, but she doesn’t want anyone else to have me, that is hard to digest.” Hence the lyric, “too fat to eat, too lean to throw away.” Porcupine Meat is Rush’s debut release for Rounder Records, and one of the best recordings of his astonishing 60-plus year career. The album is due out September 16, 2016. Rush estimates that he has cut over 345 songs since he first began making music. He has been honored with three Grammy nominations, as well as ten Blues Music Awards and 41 nominations. He was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame in 2006. Rush has always been a prolific and clever songwriter. The songs he penned for Porcupine Meat such as “Dress Too Short,” “I Don’t Want Nobody Hanging Around,” “Me, Myself And I,” “Nighttime Gardener,” “It’s Your Move,” and the title selection, all equal or rival his best material. “Funk O’ De Funk” delivers exactly what the title suggests and what Rush has always done the best, which is putting the funk into the blues. While “Got Me Accused” is inspired by events from Rush’s own life, the lyrics tell an all-too-familiar tale about the rampant racial injustice that afflicts our society. Producer Billington and his wife Johnette Downing (the well known New Orleans songwriter and children’s musician) co-wrote a couple of fine selections, “Catfish Stew” and “Snake In The Grass.” Bobby Rush is the greatest bluesman currently performing. Porcupine Meat is a testament to his brilliance, which presents him at his very best, and doesn’t try to be anything that he is not. “I just try to record good music and stories,” he humbly states. With this recording, he has more than accomplished his goal, and has produced one of the finest contemporary blues albums in recent times. Pre-Order Porcupine Meat today at:...

Buy the New Box Set “Chicken Heads”

Buy the New Box Set “Chicken Heads: A 50-Year History of Bobby Rush” here: BUY 4-CD $49.98 BUY DIGITAL $19.99 The critics have said this about it:  “An amazingly curated and lovingly rendered collection that examines the wildly entertaining music of Bobby Rush.” “Hearing Bobby Rush sing is one of the great pleasures of this life and thanks to this new four-disc/70-plus-tracks collection, you can indulge in that pleasure as often as you’d like.” – PopMatters (8/10 stars)   “This collection demonstrates his tenacity, his adaptability from blues moans to nasal funk yowls to suave soul, and his stockpile of down-home, storytelling songs full of everyday situations and wry raunchiness, delivered with plenty of humor amid the grit.” – The New York Times   “So good that he’s earned the title of King of the Chitlin Circuit. That’s no easy task.” – No Depression   “…hugely entertaining.” 3.5/4 stars – Philadelphia Inquirer   “This is like sampling every important era of black music from the 1950s right up until today.” – Elmore Magazine   “Bobby Rush is the oldest genuine bluesman left and is still going strong in his early eighties.” – Jim Hynes, Elmore Magazine...

50 Years of Bobby Rush

Omnivore Recordings Announced This Bobby Rush News This Week: 50 YEARS OF MISSISSIPPI BLUES LEGEND BOBBY RUSH — CULLED FROM MORE THAN 20 LABELS — COMING ON FOUR DISCS FROM OMNIVORE RECORDINGS ON NOVEMBER 27, 2015   Chicken Heads: A 50-Year History of Bobby Rush box set contains nearly five hours of music with 32-page booklet, noted by Bill Dahl, with quotes from Mavis Staples, Keb’ Mo’, Elvin Bishop, Denise LaSalle, Leon Huff, Al Bell and more.   “Bobby Rush is among the most treasured blues singers of all time. Because when the blues saints go marching in, Bobby Rush will be in that number.” —Leon Huff Elmore magazine made the announcement with an exclusive premiere of the previously unreleased song “Wet Match” here: Watch a trailer for the box set...

Blues Music Awards

Picked up the Blues Music Awards biggest honor, B.B. King Entertainer of the Year as well as Best Male Blues Artist at the 2015 Blues Music Awards.  Pictured here with bandleader of Blinddog Smokin’ the band who collaborated on the most recent album release Decisions nominated for a Grammy and two Blues Music Awards, while winning OffBeat’s Best Blues Album of 2014 and the Blues Blast Music Award for Best Soul Blues Album