Tinsley Ellis plays at Key West Theater May 12
At 14 years old, Tinsley Ellis heard BB King at the Marco Polo hotel in Miami Beach and never looked back. By the next year, he was immersing himself in Muddy Waters, Billy Preston, Howlin’ Wolf and Albert Collins. The Blues itself turns a century old this decade and Ellis has been a part of the movement for four decades. Ellis describes his style as a Southern Blues Rock and will be debuting his 19th album, “Red Clay Soul,” this spring. The album is heartfelt and true to his Georgia roots and “has a serious Southern vibe and speaks of the soul of the region.” We asked the Ellis how he feels continuing the Blues tradition in the 21st century and about playing Key West Theater on Thursday, May 12. Read more…
Annual Blind Willie McTell Blues Festival attracts thousands to McDuffie Co.
MCDUFFIE COUNTY, GA (WFXG) –
The sun was shining, and the blues were playing as McDuffie County saw thousands of guests from all over the CSRA for the 23rd Annual Blind Willie McTell Blues Festival Saturday afternoon.
“We’ve been coming for about the past 10 years. It’s been growing every year. It wonderful, we love the music, and the fellowship,” said festival attendee Penny Tullis.
Caroline Jennelle and her husband said they come from Savannah year after year to join in the fun. Read more…
Blues, Brews and Barbecue satisfies Chambersburg crowd
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. — After a couple of rainy days, the clouds lifted and the sun came out just in time for Saturday’s sixth annual Blues, Brews and Barbecue at the Capitol Theatre in Chambersburg.
The annual outdoor event is a fundraiser for the historic downtown theater. Read more…