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Rick Rushing & The Blues Strangers
June 17 @ 12:30 pm - 4:00 pm| Free
Rick Rushing & the Blues Strangers are a Blues based Trio out of the scenic city of Chattanooga Tennessee. This trio harnesses the key elements of Blues, Jazz, Rock and Rhythm to create a synergy that lifts audiences to new heights of musical consciousness. Rick Rushing a native of Cincinnati Ohio, is the band leader, vocalist and guitarist. Rick is kin to the legendary Jimmy Rushing the American Blues Shouter and vocalist for the Count Basie Big Band.
Rick can flat out play the guitar and is the main songwriter for the band. No live Rick Rushing & the Blues Strangers show is ever the same with tight original music that some confuse as covers and covers that stretch into the musical genius of artist like Jimi Hendrix, Ray Charles to the Cure. Book this hot rising band yourself and enjoy the music.
When away from the band Rick sharpens his acoustic blues chops and singing, songwriting skills by performing solo or with other acoustic accompaniment around the area. Rick also is the President of a non-profit community, music and educational organization called the Folk School of Chattanooga which main mission is to preserve the music of the Folk tradition. Rick’s all out live performances and musical diversity is a large part of the both the band’s and Rick’s success this far in his musical career.