Soul & Blues Celebration

By Staff Report Article posted on Fri. Jan. 18th, 2013
Bobby Rush
Bobby Rush
Photo by Contributed Photo /Chattanooga Times Free Press.

What: 2013 Soul & Blues Celebration with T.K. Soul, Bobby Rush, Adam Bruce, Chris Michael, Bobbye "Doll" Johnson and Willie Hill

When: 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 19

Where: Memorial Auditorium, 399 McCallie Ave.

Admission: $29-$33

Phone: 642-TIXS


Six soul and blues artists are on the bill for a celebration of the musical styles Saturday, Jan. 19, at Memorial Auditorium.

Headlining will be Terence Kimble August, aka T.K. Soul, and Bobby Rush. Joining them are Adam Bruce, Chris Michael, Bobbye "Doll" Johnson and Willie Hill.

Soul began his career in Louisiana, where he sang in school and church choirs before playing with local bands. He later joined a local group called Under 21, which morphed into Profyle.

He later toured as a keyboard player and wrote a couple of hits for Willie Clayton called "Wiggle" and "Party Like Back in the Day" before starting his own label, Soulful Records.

His first big solo hit single was "Cheating & Lying," while his latest CD, "Undisputed: The Album," has proven to be his most successful yet.

Rush learned his love of music from his father, who in addition to being a guitar and harmonica player was also a pastor. Rush's first instrument was a didley bow, which he made from sugar cane, a syrup bucket and broom wire.

His first hit was a song called "Chicken Heads," which he released in the early '70s.

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