Blues legend Bobby Rush performs in Atlanta for prostate cancer benefit

Blues legend Bobby Rush (Photo by Mo Barnes for Steed Media)

Prostate cancer is a disease that impacts Black men at a higher rate than other races. According to medical experts, Black men are 28 to 56 percent more likely to develop preclinical — or asymptomatic — prostate cancer than men of other races. But there is a way to combat this deadly disease and that is through early screening. As part of that battle, Grammy Award-winning artist Bobby Rush has joined with the nonprofit organization PCa Blue to perform in Atlanta. Rush received his Grammy for “Best Traditional Blues Album” for the album Porcupine Meat. He told the crowd last night that he has recorded 370 records in a career that spans five decades. Receiving the award he said is “the happiest day of my life. I’m truly blessed.”

 

The Royal Blues Holiday Celebration for Prostate Cancer Awareness will take place on Saturday, Dec. 16, at the Vista Room in Atlanta, Georgia. The concert event will also feature Big Bill Morganfield, the son of Blues legend Muddy Waters, a resident of Atlanta and a stalwart supporter of the fight against prostate cancer. The Royal Blues Holiday Celebration will be emceed by Tom Jones, WSB-TV news reporter and also WRFG radio host UK Bob. The evening will be an amazing night of blues music where attendees will learn about risk factors, screening, treatment and hope for a long life when diagnosed with prostate cancer

On Friday, Dec. 15, fans will gather at Atlanta’s iconic restaurant Pitty Pat’s Porch for a special VIP meet and greet with Bobby Rush. The evening will feature great food and a performance that night by Big Bill Morganfield. To purchase tickets for either event got to the box office or visit PCa Blue for more information.

 

 

 

 

Mo Barnes
Mo Barnes

"Mo Betta" Maurice "Mo" Barnes is a graduate of Morehouse College and Political Scientist based in Atlanta. Mo is also a Blues musician.

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