Elvin Bishop and Charlie Musselwhite coming to Orange

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One of the icons of the 1960’s San Francisco blues and rock scene, Elvin Bishop, will be at Chapman University in Orange; January 27, 2019. And it’s not just Bishop, harmonica master Charlie Musselwhite.

It’s an early show at the Musco Center for the Arts, 4 p.m., but it’s a Sunday so you won’t need a note for teacher to take time off.

Bishop just released his Grammy-nominated blues album from Alligator Records, Something Smells Funky ’Round Here. Like much of his work, this new recording is rootsy, full of spirit and soul and for those who have followed Bishop these past 50 years, he can be pretty damn funny.

The epic guitarist has some hits in his career, including “Fooled Around and Fell In Love” and “Stealin’ Watermelons.”

Starting his career with the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Bishop has created his own country/blues style that is hard to miss and impossible to avoid having fun listening to when he gets on stage. Elvin Bishop is one of the best blues acts touring America.

Charlie Musselwhite has been around as long as Bishop and usually leads his own band. Having the two of them onstage performing together will be a special treat for music lovers.

Bishop’s band, the Big Fun Trio, includes Bob Welsh on piano and guitar and Willy Jordan on cajón (a hand-played Peruvian drumbox) and vocals. The three have been touring together for three years so they will be a tight unit. Adding Charlie Musselwhite just makes it all that much better,

This is a concert you don’t want to miss.