bobby-rush_down-in-louisianaBobby Rush’s new Down in Louisiana, out February 19, 2013 on Deep Rush Productions through Thirty Tigers, is the work of a funky fire-breathing legend. Its 11 songs revel in the grit, grind and soul that’s been the blues innovator’s trademark since the 1960s, when he stood shoulder to shoulder on the stages of Chicago with Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, Little Walter and other giants.

Of course, it’s hard to recognize a future giant when he’s standing among his mentors. But five decades later Down in Louisiana’s blend of deep roots, eclectic arrangements and raw modern production is clearly the stuff of towering artistry.

“This album started in the swamps and the juke joints, where my music started, and it’s also a brand new thing,” says the Grammy-nominated adopted son of Jackson, Mississippi. “Fifty years ago I put funk together with down-home blues to create my own style. Now, with Down in Louisiana, I’ve done the same thing with Cajun, reggae, pop, rock and blues, and it all sounds only like Bobby Rush.”

Bobby Rush – Down in Louisiana

Label: Deep Rush Productions
Release: February 19, 2013

Tracks
1. Down in Louisiana
2. You Just Like a Dresser
3. I Ain’t the One
4. Tight Money
5. Don’t You Cry
6. Boogie in the Dark
7. Raining in my Heart
8. Rock This House
9. What is the Blues
10. Bowlegged Woman
11. Swing Low