Legendary Bourbon Street Bluesman Bryan Lee
returns to the Green Parrot with shows 10 p.m. on Saturday, January 5, and 5:30 p.m. on Sunday, January 6.
For years, the only blues band that visitors to New Orleans would hear was New Orleans fixture and vocalist/guitarist Bryan Lee at the Old Absinthe House on Bourbon Street. Blind since childhood, his style never really strayed from his mid-west sensibilities, making him the most Chicago-sounding band in town as his Jump Street Five played blues five nights a week at that popular bar, developing a huge following and a solid reputation.
Today, Lee is going stronger than ever, touring across the U.S., Canada and Europe; he recently took part in a highly successful legends tour.Lee‘s hit song “Tina Marie” is featured in Kenny Wayne Shepard’s blues documentary, 10 Days Out: Blues from The Backroads.
This collaboration granted him “the distinct honor and pleasure” of being on stage with Pine Top Perkins, Hubert Sumlin, Buddy Flett, and Willie Big Eyes Smith, and paved the way for his appearance on Jay Leno’s Tonight Show, Lee said. Bryan Lee is primed and ready to take his own band on tour in the wake of his latest CD, Katrina Was Her Name, produced by guitar great Duke Robillard.
The Green Parrot is your Southernmost Center for Blues Culture on the corner of Southard and Whitehead streets. For more information, call305-294-6133.