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Bridging the Gap: Bobby Rush with special guest Jontavious Willis

Saturday, January 21, 2023 at 7:30 pm
Price Range | $40-20
UF students | $10
*Please note: Dates, times, and venues subject to change.
Sponsored by :  Limerock Road Neighborhood Grill

Thanks to Bobby Rush’s long memory and quick wit, he’s hailed as one of the blues’ best storytellers, which shines through during his live shows. The two-time, Grammy-winning legend, and Blues Hall of Famer, incorporates humor, prolific guitar, and harmonica playing into his stunning performances. 

Pair this icon with 26-year-old UFPA favorite, Jontavious Willis, and you’ll have the ultimate blues experience. Willis was nominated for a Grammy in 2020, thanks to his latest album, Spectacular Class. He’s a fingerpicker, flat-picker, and slide player who masterfully plays guitar, harmonica, banjo, and cigar box. Expect a lot of foot tapping the entire show! 

Expected runtime: 40 minute set with Jontavious Willis and 75 minute set with Bobby Rush.

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