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Thursday, May 25, 2017


(Rusty Red)

Durban ‘Bluesman’ Rusty Red is set to headline at the Allan Wilson Shellhole in Pietermaritzburg on May 28 with his debut offering, ‘Crossroads - A tribute to Eric Clapton and Friends. Accompanied by his countrymen, Chris Melling on drums and lefty Skippy Kubheka on bass guitar, the trio will meet audiences at the Crossroads and take them on a journey through a soundtrack driven by blues icons: Eric Clapton, John Mayer, Muddy Waters, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Jimi Hendrix and more.

The show will highlight Eric Clapton’s greatest hits from his early days in Cream, The Yardbirds and as a solo artist, a career that has spanned more than four decades and has earned him a triple induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Eric Clapton drew inspiration from BB King, Jimi Hendrix, Muddy Waters among other Blues legends, and in turn Clapton inspired modern Blues musicians including the likes of John Mayer. His influence and collaborations have earned him 18 Grammy Awards, of which our very own Blues craftsmen will showcase your favourites in this stellar performance.

The programme will include the latest and the greatest hits such as Before you accuse me, Lay down Sally, Crossroads, Change The World, Pride and Joy, Little Wing, Wonderful tonight, Slow Dancing in a burning room and many more.

Presented by Rhumbelow Theatre there will be performances on May 28 at 14h00 and 18h30 at the Allan Wilson Shellhole, 5 Durban Road in Pietermaritzburg

(Venue opens 90 minutes before show for picnic dinner). Tickets R150 (R130 pensioners & block bookings of 8 or more). Bring food picnic baskets and a bar is available (no alcohol may be brought on to the premises). There is limited secure parking.

Booking is through Computicket or contact Roland on 031 205 7602 or 082 499 8636, email or visit