Simply put, this is the real thing. Hailing from Corpus Christi, Texas, David Russell and his Port City Blues band bring fiery, real-life originals and covers of the blues legends to the masses. His self-styled “Port City Blues” is deeply rooted in Chicago blues but also incorporates elements of Jump Blues, West Coast Blues and Jazz. When joined by his horn section, they produce a big sound that gets even the most causal blues listener shaking and moving and is sure to get the whole place jumping. It swings, it bounces and boogies, it jumps but its roots are firmly planted in the blues. “It’s Chess records, meets Blue Note meets Cobra. It’s the real deep blues and people get a sense of that from the very first note”, says Russell. It’s big city blues with a downhome feel, music anyone can feel from uptown to down town all the way out in the country. Russell’s influences range from T-Bone Walker to BB King, Otis Rush, Pee Wee Crayton, Magic Sam and beyond. They’ve shared the stage with Grammy winners Robert Cray and Johnny Lang, Grammy nominee Tab Benoit and international touring acts Nick Moss Band, Samantha Fish, Roomful of Blues and SIMO. The band currently plays around South Texas including club dates, blues festivals and other festivals and events. If you’re looking for the real blues, these guys got it covered. You can find them on Facebook and Instagram @theportcityblues. For booking, contact David Russell at 910.465.7989 or firstname.lastname@example.org.