Rusty Zinn

Rusty Zinn

Time after time, Oakland-based bluesman Rusty Zinn’s raw, burning guitar work and soulful vocals leave listeners open-mouthed in amazement. That is, until their feet start to move uncontrollably and lead them to the dance floor, as Zinn’s jumping blend of the 1940s and 1950s West Coast swing/blues and gritty Chicago blues takes over. Zinn has electrified audiences around the world with his fiery live shows and critically acclaimed recordings, both as a leader and as a sideman. Zinn’s raw talent and deep feeling for the blues have earned him gigs and recordings over the past ten years with many blues masters, including Jimmy Rogers, Snooky Pryor, Luther Tucker, James Cotton, Mark Hummel and Kim Wilson (who helped Rusty get his first recording contract and co-produced his first album, SITTIN’ & WAITIN’ for Black Top Records in 1996). Upon the album’s release, The Memphis Commercial Appeal raved, “Rusty Zinn is the real deal. To say this is the best blues release of the year is an understatement.” With Zinn’s Black Top follow-up, CONFESSIN’, things got even more exciting. “The cuts on CONFESSIN’ play like time-capsuled tunes in a forgotten Memphis jukebox,” shouted Blues Revue. “


Date(s) - Wed, Jul 26, 2023
5:30 pm to 8:30 pm


Empress Theatre Lounge
324 Virginia St., Vallejo


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