Revue brings blues to Rudder
Published: Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Updated: Wednesday, October 23, 2013 01:10
Playing to a packed and enthusiastic house, the Blues Brothers and their band, joined by singers Precious and Ebonie Taylor, rocked Rudder Auditorium on Tuesday night.
“I enjoyed everything — the music, the band, the girls, the high energy,” said Patsy Bolch, audience member and retired A&M staff member. “I enjoyed every minute of the show and was singing every word.”
As Elwood Blues, Kieron Lafferty stole the show with his harmonica solos, while Wayne Catania, as Joliet Jake brought the crowd to their feet. Sophomore meteorology major Noel Handy said the audience interaction and tunes were his favorite part of the night.
“I personally love jazz and blues,” Handy said. “And I love how they engaged the crowd.”
There were plenty of laughs among the audience as the show featured the music and comedy of the Blues Brothers. Catania even got a dig in on Johnny Manziel before their rendition of, “Do You Love Me.”
The band opened the second half of the show with “Green Onions,” while Lafferty spoke over the microphone, educating the crowd on some of the history of blues.
Precious and Ebonie Taylor, nieces of the “Queen of Blues,” Koko Taylor, performed three songs for the crowd.