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“If it makes you feel blue when you listen to it then it’s not the blues. The blues is supposed to make you feel better. It’s about getting the bad things out of your system in a way that puts a big smile on your face.”

If you’ve been looking for a musician who can really play the blues, look no further than Durban’s own Rusty Red. Over the last few years, Rusty Red has been honing his skills with an array of formidable acts such as The Black Lapels and Splashy Fen legends, The Hairy Legged Lentil Eaters. Rusty has even been seen sharing the stage with South African Blues/Rock guitar guru Larry Amos as well as opening for Dan Patlansky when he was only 18 years old.

Along with solid guitar wizardry and emotive vocals, and combined with the unshakeable rhythmic talents of Skippy Kubheka on bass and Chris Melling on the drums, Rusty Red is walking dangerously close to the territory of some of the most legendary blues acts of the previous century and, not mentioning any names, South Africa’s very own home grown legends.

 

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