Date(s) - Saturday, 07/08/2023
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
An Evening with Dr. Wu’…featuring the release of their latest CD’s…Volume 7 – ‘This Ain’t Our First Radio’ and Volume 8 – ‘Resolver’.
Taking their name and music formula from Steely Dan, songwriters Jim Ashworth and Bryan Freeze formed Dr. Wu’ in 2006. After co-writing over 100 songs in a myriad of genres including rock, country, Christian and commercial music, they decided to start recording original blues influenced songs using guest appearances by over 40 of the area’s top musicians.
Eight CD’s later, their Texas Blues Project has resulted in numerous considerations for Grammy and Blues Foundation awards including Best Blues Album, Best Long Form Video and Best New Blues Artist. Dr. Wu’ won Trinity River Blues Society’s Best Self-Produced Blues CD award in 2018. Known for Bryan’s humorously produced videos, Dr. Wu’ has over 600,000 views on youtube.
The evening will feature the talents of three of Texas’ best guitar players…Buddy Whittington, Mike ‘Mouse’ Mayes and Danny Hubbard, who have played with the likes of John Mayall, Point Blank, Black Oak Arkansas and the Sidemen. Fort Worth’s iconic Charlie Bassham, the ‘voice’ of Dr. Wu’, will be handling lead vocals, backed by a world class rhythm section that includes Wayne Six on bass, Mike Gage on drums and Rene Ozuna on sax.
In addition to playing hits off their newest CD’s…‘I’ll Play the Blues for You’ is currently #1 on Fessa’ John Hook’s Carolina Top 40, following a 51 week stay on the charts with ‘Comin in Hot’, Dr. Wu’ will also be playing their biggest hits from their previous 6 CD’s including “Slow Rollin Train’, ‘Jacksboro Highway’ ‘That Ain’t Right’, ‘I Still Got Your Tattoo’ ‘and ‘When Your Lips Start Moving’.
Please check out Dr. Wu’s website at www.texasblues.org