Jimmy Burns Blazes Bright at Room 33
Erie gets to experience the unique blues/R&B/soul combination that is Jimmy Burns
Saturday, Apr. 21
Jimmy Burns was born into a crowd, the youngest of 11 raised on the Hilliard Cotton Plantation in Dublin, Mississippi, where he picked up guitar and gained an appreciation for the blues he heard all around him in the Delta. That soulful blues would influence his sound and career, which began when he was a teenager after transplanting to Chicago with his family. While his touring would take him to destinations international, Chicago remains home, and it was there, in the Smokedaddy Club, that Burns began a long musical residency.
Now, Erie gets to experience the unique blues/R&B/soul combination that is Burns' own, plus some special local talent (Jim Sturdevant and Laith Wardi, or two-thirds of DangerBird) and Earl Irving, of Buffalo's Heavenly Chillbillies, to boot. Strap in for the second half of Room 33's weekend musical coup on State. — Cara Suppa
8 p.m. // 1033 State Street // $12 // facebook.com/room33speakeasy