An Evening of Georgia Blues with Tinsley Ellis

An Evening of Georgia Blues with Tinsley Ellis

Robert Lee Coleman, EG Kight

Sat, February 25, 2017

Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 8:00 pm

Cox Capitol Theatre

Macon, GA

$15.00 - $25.00

Tinsley Ellis
Tinsley Ellis
Southern blues-rocker TINSLEY ELLIS may speak no evil, but he sings and plays with the conviction of, as Billboard wrote, “...a man possessed.” Over the course of 11 albums and literally thousands of live performances, Ellis easily ranks as one of today’s most electrifying blues-rock guitarists and vocalists. He attacks his music with rock power and blues feeling, in the same tradition as his Deep South musical heroes Duane Allman and Freddie King and his old friends Derek Trucks and Warren Haynes. Atlanta Magazine declared Ellis “the most significant blues artist to emerge from Atlanta since Blind Willie McTell.”

Since first hitting the national scene with his Alligator Records debut Georgia Blue in 1988, Ellis has toured non-stop and continued to release one critically acclaimed album after another. Tinsley’s hometown paper, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, calls his music “a potent, amazing trip through electric blues-rock.”

Averaging over 150 live shows a year, Ellis has played in all 50 states, as well as Canada, Europe, Australia and South America. He has shared stages with almost every major blues star, including Stevie Ray Vaughan, Otis Rush, Willie Dixon, Son Seals, Koko Taylor, Albert Collins and many others. Whether he’s out with his own band or sharing stages with major artists like Buddy Guy, The Allman Brothers, Gov’t Mule or Widespread Panic, he always digs deep and plays, as Guitar Player says, “…as if his life depended on it.” With Speak No Evil and continued non-stop touring, Ellis will bring his monumental guitar work and intensely powerful vocals to rock and blues fans all over the world, letting his songs and his guitar do the talking.
Robert Lee Coleman
Robert Lee Coleman
Robert Lee Coleman of Macon, Georgia played guitar for Percy Sledge from 1964 to 1969. In 1970, James Brown hired him for his new band, “the JBs.” Robert’s guitar is featured on Brown’s album “Hot Pants”, including the songs “Revolution of the Mind,” recorded live at the Apollo Theater & “Make It Funky” from the “Soul Classics” LP.
EG Kight
EG Kight
A veteran of the road, Kight has headlined at shows around the globe, and was involved in fundraising concerts in Germany, Japan, and Mexico. And she’s garnered many accolades along the way. She has received various Blues music nominations, including six for Female Artist of the Year, three for Song of the Year, and one for Album of the Year. And she has appeared on NPR’s A Prairie Home Companion.
A notable songwriter, many artists have recorded Kight’s songs. Several songs ended up on Grammy-nominated albums, and several have aired on three major TV networks. And she placed five songs in a film slated for a 2017 release.
Taylor Guitars, who supplies her with the tools of her trade, wrote in their Wood & Steel Magazine that she has a “…uniquely rural, deeply personal sound and style.”
Long considered one of the few true blues vocalists, Georgia Music Magazine noted that Kight is “…a gentle and elegant woman who manages to channel Southern charm, sophistication and a fierce passion for the blues into one tremendously intoxicating voice.”
Venue Information:
Cox Capitol Theatre
382 Second Street
Macon, GA, 31201
http://www.coxcapitoltheatre.com/