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Calendar Pick: Tinsley Ellis

Tinsley Ellis

Georgia blues musician Tinsley Ellis will play at the Rialto Club in January, showcasing a new project he calls Tinsley Ellis: Acoustic Songs and Stories, a culmination of 40 years of life spent on the road. Ellis acquired his first guitar at age seven, and hasn’t stopped playing since then. The show will feature some of his most popular songs, as well as delta blues and songs by artists like Gregg Allman, Bob Dylan and Leo Kottke, also a brief Athens native. Interwoven between these performances will be tales from his life playing bars and clubs around the United States, truck stop and motel encounters, and plenty of laughs. Forty years is a long career in any field, but in music specifically, it’s almost unheard of. Come witness a legend of the craft during this unique show.

WHO: Tinsley Ellis
WHEN: Saturday, Jan. 7, 8 p.m.
WHERE: Rialto Club