William Bell, Bobby Rush, Charlie Musselwhite to Tour "Take Me to the River: Memphis Soul and Rhythm & Blues Revue"

by VVN Music

In 2014, the documentary Take Me to the River was released featuring the recording of an album that brought together veteran Memphis R&B artists to mentor younger musicians.

The film starred Snoop Dogg, Mavis Staple, Booker T. Jones, Charlie Musselwhite, William Bell, Bobby "Blue" Bland, Bobby Rush and many others both old and new.

Starting in late September, some of the stars of that movie will be going on the road with "Take Me to the River: Memphis Soul and Rhythm & Blues Revue".  On the bill:
  • William Bell
  • Charlie Musselwhite
  • Bobby Rush
  • Frayser Boy
  • Al Capone
  • The Hi Rhythm Section
  • Stax Academy Alumni
Along with over thirty shows, the tour also has an education initiative to reach thousand of students and teach them about soul and R&B music. The program is a co-partnership with the Berklee City Music Network.

The dates (most are yet to have a venue announced):
  • 09/26 - Cleveland, MS
  • 09/28 - Lafayette, LA
  • 09/29 - Baton Rouge, LA
  • 09/30 - Houston, TX
  • 10/01 - Dallas, TX - AT&T Performing Arts Center
  • 10/03 - Midland, TX
  • 10/05 - Tuscon, AZ
  • 10/07 - San Diego, CA - Belly-Up
  • 10/08 - Malibu, CA
  • 10/10 - Mesa, AZ - Mesa Arst Center
  • 10/11 - San Francisco, CA
  • 10/12 - Folsom, CA
  • 10/13 - Napa, CA - Uptown Theatre
  • 10/18 - Portland, OR - Arlene Schnitzer Concert Hall
  • 10/20 - Bremerton, WA - Admiral Theatre
  • 10/21 - Kirkland, WA
  • 10/22 - Tacoma, WA
  • 10/25 - Billings, MT
  • 10/26 - Ft. Collins, CO
  • 10/27 - Lone Tree, CO - Lone Tree Performing Arts Centre
  • 10/28 - Selina, KS
  • 10/31 - Minneapolis, MN
  • 11/01 - Minneapolis, MN
  • 11/03 - Kansas City, MO
  • 11/04 - St. Louis, MO
  • 11/07 - Wausau, WI
  • 11/08 - Appleton, WI - Fox Cities Performing Arts Center
  • 11/09 - Rochester, MN
  • 11/10 - Milwaukee, WI - Marcus Center For the Performing Arts
  • 11/12 - Kalamazoo, MI
  • 11/13 - Kalamazoo, MI
  • 01/25 - Durham, NC
  • 01/26 - Roanoke, VA
  • 01/27 - Irmo, SC
  • 01/29 - Gainesville, FL
  • 01.30 - Jacksonville, FL
  • 02/02 - Tampa, FL
  • 02/03 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL

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