Rusty was recently at the Space Coast Harley Davidson in Palm Bay FL. Hanging with his friends Molly Hatchet. He was honored to sit in on Flirtin With Disaster at the end of the show and we caught a cell phone video of the performance. The audio is a little rough until about 2:30 but not bad after that. Take a listen as Rusty throws down and keeps right up with one of Southern Rocks best guitar bands!
We regret to inform that our Oct 7 show in Clearwater has been canceled due to the threat from Hurricane Matthew. Sorry for any inconvenience.
The Rusty Wright Band is VERY excited to join the Telluride Blues & Brews Festival lineup this September 16-18! Telluride Blues & Brews Festival is one of the most scenic and intimate music festivals in the country and this year's artist lineup looks FANTASTIC!! Saturday September 17 we'll be performing at the Sheridan Opera House with the California Honeydrops and Sunday, September 18th we'll be performing 2:30-3:30pm on the Blues Stage!
“Mix together equal helpings of top-notch musicianship, vintage blues passion, Southern rock verve, blue-collar sentiment and a joyous stage attitude, and you’ve got the Rusty Wright Band. Over the past decade, Michigan hasn’t produced a more compelling rock-infused blues outfit.” John Sinkevics, Editor
“Rusty you guys were Smokin' tonight. Bravo!” Charlie, Musselwhite, Grammy Award winning blues artist
Howell Concerts at the Courthouse
“Easily the best blues band Michigan has produced in the past 10 years.” Roger Dresden, Livingston Arts Council concert series coordinator
“One of the BEST blues guitarists you'll ever hear… They were on fire! This band is destined for greatness! Very nice people as well. Watch for them in your area...you will not be disappointed!” John Galvin, keyboardist, Molly Hatchet
Riverbend Music Festival: Rusty Wright Band - My Pick Of The Strut
"Rusty Wright gained a whole slew of new fans, with his smokin’ hot guitar and great blues songs. Look for him tomorrow at the [Bessie Smith] Strut. His stage manager Bob Willie said it ranked in his top 10 acts of all-time at the Unum Stage [20+ years]. Hayes Taylor, stage manager at the Bessie Smith Strut said it was also one he was looking forward to seeing."Bob Payne, Entertainment Editor, Chattanoogan.com
"Dude – Where the hell did YOU come from?" Rickey Medlocke, guitarist
"Make no mistake; this act is much more than a "guitar" band. They are the embodiment of what The Blues is all about. Some the best blues I've ever heard." Craig Martin, Executive Director, Pix Theatre
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Oct 11 2016 -
A new companion book on the songs and process of creation will be included with the CD "Playin' My Respects". The first 100 copies will be hand signed and numbered by Rusty himself.
Oct 1 2016 -
New project announcement. Rusty is currently working on a special project titled. "Playin My Respects, A reinterpretation of the blues, VOL1"
It will be his rendition of songs by famous bluesmen but with subtle embellishments taken from his own style.
"I intend to try and place myself inside the head of these players and view the song from the stand point as if Lightning Hopkins or Freddy King etc were born today with the musical and technical advances of our time yet still keep the passion of the original performance."