Smith was recently named a 2017 National Endowment of the Arts Jazz Master.
Founding member and guitarist Chuck Lunn draws on a lengthy history with blues music for the quintet’s original acoustic jams.
Wilson performs with Fantasia and Johnny Gill March 17 at Chesapeake Arena.
In 2011, Russell was inducted into both the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame and the Songwriters Hall of Fame.
Almost 10 years to the day, Australian guitarist Tommy Emmanuel still remembers almost every detail of a show he played in Oklahoma City. “Right after 9/11, I came through, and it was one of my first shows of the tour. Everyone was still pretty numb,” Emmanuel said. “I found some poetry about America, and I…