Artist Bio

Bobby Rush

Bobby Rush is a two-time Grammy award winning R&B, Soul, Funk and Blues artist. In 2006, he was inducted in the Blues Hall of Fame and has earned 16 Blues Music Awards with 56 nominations. Rolling Stone describes Rush as “The King of the Chitlin’ Circuit” for his constant touring and vibrant live show on a circuit that has been home to Jimi Hendrix, B.B. King, James Brown and other Black entertainers. The Blues Music Awards named him B.B. King Entertainer of the Year for 2014. Originally from Louisiana, Rush has recorded for countless labels including Chess/Checker, ABC, Warner Bros and Galaxy and has sold around four million albums in his career. In addition to his Grammy and Blues Music Award successes, Rush’s touring has reached The Great Wall of China, Australia, European Festivals, and prestigious venues like Lincoln Center. He performed on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and in the documentary Take Me to the River alongside Terrence Howard, Snoop Dogg and Mavis Staples. Other collaborations include work with Dr. John, Joe Bonamassa, Buddy Guy and Christone “Kingfish” Ingram. His most recent album, All My Love For You, recorded in collaboration with Thirty Tigers, was released via his own Deep Rush Records. His critically acclaimed autobiography, I Ain’t Studdin’ You: My American Blues Story describes the chronicles his life and influential performances.