Rusty Wright Band

In 2004 Michigan guitarists Rusty and Laurie Wright put together the first incarnation of the group that would become the Rusty Wright Band. It was only the band's second show together when they opened for Lynyrd Skynyrd, a performance which garnered them a standing ovation and prompted Skynyrd guitarist Rickey Medlocke to exclaim “Dude – where the hell did YOU come from?”

Since then, Rusty, Laurie and their band have made the leap from regional favorite to enjoying international recognition and performing at music events on four continents. St. John Blues Festival promoter and Bluzapalooza founder Steve Simon described the Rusty Wright Band as “One of the most entertaining Blues bands in the country today.” Their live blues and southern rock show has been described as “an energized blues storm.”

Early 2012 marked the band's national television debut. The group was featured on an episode of WKAR's Backstage Pass, a syndicated PBS music program.

In July, 2010 the band embarked on a successful commercial concert tour through Italy, sharing billing with the late Michael Burks [Alligator Records], followed by a tour of the Midwest and New England.

At the invitation of the US Department of Defense, the band undertook an Armed Forces Entertainment tour in 2009, entertaining troops stationed at nine US military bases in South Korea and Japan.

While the band's recordings have been generously lauded and applauded, the stage is where the group shines brightest. Fellow touring acts and talent buyers have been generous in praising the band's live show. Rik Raven of Rev. Raven & the Chain Smokin' Altar Boys said"The Rusty Wright Band should headline EVERY show they are on. This band is THAT good. Best I've seen in years."

In addition to shows with Skynyrd and Burks, the Rusty Wright Band has shared stages and billing with an eclectic array of roots and rock acts including the late Etta James, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Johnny Winter, Edgar Winter, Charlie Musselwhite, Leslie West & Mountain, Janiva Magness, Zac Harmon, Ronnie Baker Brooks, Blessid Union of Souls, Slaughter, Bettye Lavette, Walter Trout,Coco Montoya, Mark Farner (formerly of Grand Funk Railroad), Nick Moss, and many others.

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Cally favorites from Flint, RUSTY WRIGHT BAND, return to celebrate the release of their new CD "This, That, & The Other Thing." Get your copy at the show and get it signed by the band!

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RUSTY WRIGHT BAND

Saturday, September 21 · Doors 6:30 PM / Show 8:00 PM at Callahans Music Hall

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