"The Rusty Wright Band is one of the most entertaining Blues bands in the country today..."
“Between acts I overheard an audience member say “I had no idea that this group [Rusty Wright Blues] was opening for Etta [James] and I have never heard them before but that performance alone was worth the price of admission.” And tickets for that show were not cheap. Rusty Wright Blues knocked the socks off our audience who now see in a new light the many talented artists we have right here in Flint. I had people I would consider blues snobs coming up to me after the opening act asking where they can see Rusty Wright Blues perform again. That was a sure indication I had made the right choice in asking Rusty Wright Blues to open for Etta James. ”
“...one of the crowd favorites of the festival, The Rusty Wright Band. ...I swear that in my 5-year history at the fest I have never seen this many people gather at the "small" stage for an afternoon show.”
“WB had the great fortune this weekend to see and hear one of the premier bands on the contemporary music scene, led by a man with fingers of fire and rocking the most impressive ponytail in all of music... The 90-minute set brought an awed crowd to its feet after the last two songs...”
“Between Rusty's blistering guitar work, Laurie's smooth as silk vocals coupled with a rock solid rhythm section, it made the sixty minute set seem way too short and earned the band a standing ovation they so rightfully deserved."”
“...an energized blues storm.”
“If you weren't there last Friday night, you missed one of the most spontaneous local musical events of the season. What began as a fundraiser expected to attract a few hundred fans turned into a jam-packed, sold-out blues explosion.”
“They're probably some the best blues I've ever heard," said Craig Martin, director of the PIX. "And they're local. They're from Flint.”
“Wright tore through a set of original material including "I Ain't From Mississippi," "The Fool Will Do," "Feel Good Blues" and "Ain't No Good Life," with the crowd falling in love with Wright's vivid guitar technique.”
“Back by Popular Demand! In our seven year history we have never repeated an artist from outside of our local area. We had so many requests for these folks that we had little choice but to bring this fiery Michigan blues band back to Marquette! ”
"The Rusty Wright Band should headline EVERY show they are on. This band is THAT good. Best I've seen in years."
“I was one of the guys who was responsible for booking RWB into the Old Town Blues Festival last weekend and was completely blown away by the band. They are a real treasure.”
"I have been producing blues concerts and festivals all over the world for over 20 years and I have never seen an audience reaction like I just saw this past Saturday night. The Rusty Wright Band was my opening act and they came out of the gate with an incredible atomic energy that brought everyone to their feet. Within the first minute of their first song they had thousands of people up and dancing. The Rusty Wright Band set the bar very high for the acts that followed them.
“It's much easier to cook when you have GREAT ingredients. You guys played great and were a treat to work with.”
“The Rusty Wright Band was the crowd favorite at this year's festival.”
“What a GREAT night and a GREAT band! For those who didn't get to chat with them, they were awesome people too!”
“If these people were to issue an IPO I would highly suggest investing. They are solid gold and quickly rising in value. As this is not likely, I would highly recommend that you catch their show when ever they play a festival or venue near you.”