Two Blues Legends Coming Together for One Great Cause… Bobby Rush and Buddy Guy

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(Memphis, TN) – On April 2, 2017 Bobby Rush and Buddy Guy come together for the kickoff event at Minglewood Hall in Memphis, TN for the The Blues 4 Prostate Cancer Education Tour.​ They will be performing the 1971 hit song, “Chicken Heads” penned by Bobby Rush and loved by Buddy Guy. “If we can save one life from using the blues to promote prostate cancer then I have done my job,” Bobby Rush added. “I don’t think I can do enough.” Also appearing will be the Bo-Keys, Vasti Jackson, and Southern Avenue.

The National PCa Blue spokesman is none other than GRAMMY Award winning, Blues Hall of Fame inductee, world–renowned blues legend Buddy Guy. Guy is making a special solo appearance with Bobby Rush backed by the Bo-Keys at this Memphis show alongside an additional three events of the educational tour during 2017. He is committed to the prostate cancer cause after the loss of his brother, Phil Guy, to the disease in 2008.

“I am proud to serve as the spokesperson for PCa Blue in memory of my brother Phil,” explained Buddy Guy.” Through PCa Blue education and awareness, we will save lives. We are connecting the dots between blues and the prostate cancer cause.”

Two Blues Legends for One Cause tickets range from $35 to $100. The Blues 4 Prostate Cancer Education Tour​ beneficiaries are Us TOO, Prostate Health Education Network, ZERO – the End of Prostate Cancer and The HART Fund, the musician’s relief fund administered by Memphis’s own The Blues Foundation. Tickets are available here.

“The Blues Foundation is honored to be partnering with PCa Blue to improve awareness about prostate cancer. We are especially appreciative of the monetary support that will come back to The HART Fund to assist us in financially helping musicians in need of healthcare. And to do this with the joyous music of the blues could not be a better fit for all parties,” stated Barbara Newman, CEO of The Blues Foundation.

In his 63-year music career, Mississippi Blues legend Bobby Rush has recorded more than 300 songs and recently won the GRAMMY Award for Best Blues Album for Porcupine Meat. Buddy Guy is listed as one of the most influential blues guitarist of all time, alongside winning seven GRAMMY Awards, Kennedy Center Honors and the National Medal of Honor. Distinguished as the first Memphis band to sign to Stax Records in 45 years, Southern Avenue’ debut self-entitled album made its debut on Billboard’s Heatseeker Chart two weeks ago. Memphis favorites The Bo-Keys, which features members of the famed ​Hi Rhythm Section, travel the world offering their brand of Memphis soul. Mississippi Art Ambassador​ Vast​i Jackson was a 2016 GRAMMY nominee for​ Best Traditional Blues Album his release The Soul of Jimmie Rodgers.

The second concert with Buddy Guy and Bobby Rush will be in New Orleans on June 12th.

“Two Blues Legends Coming Together for One Great Cause”.  www.pcablue.org


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