Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Fundraiser for Rusty Wright Band

Rusty Wright Band

At 8 p.m. on Saturday (Jan. 22), Callahan’s Music Hall, 2105 South Blvd. in Auburn Hills, is hosting a concert and send off party for the Rusty Wright Band. The band will head for Memphis on Feb. 1 to represent the Detroit Blues Society in the Blues Foundation’s 27th Annual International Blues Challenge.
Advance tickets are only $5 and can be purchased securely online at (no service fees) or from Callahan’s web site Proceeds from ticket sales will assist the band with travel expenses for the five-day event.
The Detroit Blues Society recently awarded the Rusty Wright Band and Detroit Blues Challenge solo/duo winner Travelin' Blues with generous checks to assist with expenses in Memphis. 
“For more than six years we have been working to develop our music and our live act and the blues societies here in Michigan have always been very supportive and helpful over the years,” said Laurie LaCross-Wright, singer with Rusty Wright Blues. “Doors are starting to open for us now all over the world but we always remember it was the Detroit Blues Society who gave us our first festival performance slot. This is one group of folks who have been supportive of everything we have done and we will always be grateful for that.”

Charles “Buddy” Smith and The Resurrected will perform live in concert at 6:30 p.m. today (Jan. 19) at the Southfield Public Library, in the Southfield Municipal Complex, 26300 Evergreen Road.
Smith fronts a group of seasoned Detroit musicians who have recorded with many top Motown singers and have over 200 combined years of musical experience.Smith’s recordings include “Resurrection,” with Eric Goebel, on Detroit’s No Cover Productions label, and “Rhythm Sermon,” a spoken-word performance. Smith also sang on the recently released Planet D Nonet album “Blowin’ Away the Blues.”
Admission is $3. Children under 12 are admitted free. For more info, call (248) 796-4224 or click

At 7 p.m. on Friday (Jan. 21), catch the RJ Spangler Trio with singer Alberta Adams, Detroit’s “Queen of the Blues,” at the Arab/American National Museum in Dearborn. For info, click

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