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Bernard Allison Group


Bernard Allison totes the same smokin’ six string shooter that his late father Luther Allison assaulted the blues with. And he is blessed with his father’s soulful voice, spiritual devotion, and a musical freedom which experiments with the blues. Born in Chicago on November 26th, 1965, the youngest of nine children, Bernard was first introduced to the roots of black music and the art of the electric guitar by his father, the late great Luther Allison. Like Ken Griffey Jr. hanging out in baseball locker rooms as a youth, Luther’s son was the kid running on-stage throughout the band’s set. Experiences like that profoundly effect one’s aspirations. “That’s when I decided I wanted to be up there like him. I think I was seven.” Don't miss this opportunity to hear Bernard Allison's blend of classic blues influences like Magic Sam, Otis Rush, T-Bone Walker, Lightnin’ Hopkins, and B.B. King and the next generation that followed, people like Stevie Ray Vaughan, Johnny Winter, and Jimi Hendrix. This concert benefits Riverfront, Inc. $20 for general admission seating. Dining available in the Armory's Bunker Lounge before the show.

Performing Arts Type

  • Music


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