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Rusty Wright Band


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The members: Rusty Wright
Laurie LaCross-Wright
Dave Brahce
Andy Barancik
Peter Haist

The history: In just a few short years this Flint-based band has achieved international acclaim for their body of recorded work and for their live shows.

Since forming in 2004 the act has performed at some of North America's most prestigious blues festivals, and has shared billing with an eclectic array of blues and rock legends.

The band recently returned from an Armed Forces Entertainment tour of S. Korea and Japan. Plans are underway for additional tours to entertain US military personnel stationed overseas

What's up with the name: The group is named after bandleader Rusty Wright, who is is the primary songwriter, arranger and music producer.<

The style: Blues/Blues rock

Got anything recorded? "Ain't No Good Life" (Sadson Music 2006) "Playin' with Fire" (Sadson Music 2009)

Tunes from "Playin' with Fire" have been in regular rotation on Sirius/XM's BB King's Bluesville channel for much of the year and songs are being streamed on four major US airlines. The album made the Soundscan charts earlier this year as well as the Roots Music Report charts.

Tell us your future? The group's 2009 cd "Playin' with Fire" has been endorsed by the Detroit Blues Society for the Blues Foundation's "Best Self-Produced CD of the Year Award. The group will also undertake their first European tour in 2010.

Website: www.rustywrightband.com

Next Show: 7:30 p.m. Saturday, November 7 2009 Pix Theatre, Lapeer MI 48446

Tickets: $12/adults, $10/seniors


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