Bobby Rush will headline a second benefit event for the Alamo Theater, Thursday, January 10, 2013 at 7PM. Rush will tell his story in word and song with his guitar and harmonica. These stories might be typical of his humor, hard work and energetic style but this night he deliverers his subject matter solo. Rush calls his music “folk funk – it’s decidedly modern yet deeply rooted in blues music and folk wisdom.” The evening’s opening acts are Dexter Allen and Barry Leach.
Dexter Allen has been called the new teacher of old school. “Bluezin’ for Life” his newest product, was described “like masters of old… [he] can play what ever the audience wants.” In 2010 the Jackson blues man told about playing bass guitar at age 12 in his father’s gospel band on the Mississippi Arts Hour.
Barry Leach was born in Kentucky but raised in Central Mississippi. His performances are an eclectic blend of jazz, blues, rock styles that enhance all musical endeavors. Leach earned his B.M in jazz studies and has been voted “Best Musician” several times by the Jackson Free Press. In addition to performing and recording he is also an educator and has numerous private students.
Doors will open at 6:15 PM and the show starts at 7:00 PM. Tickets are $10 and will go on sale at the theater at 5:00 PM. Security will be provided. Funds raised will help with needed repairs to the Alamo Theater.