Tinsley Ellis Live at The Sanctuary

Fri. Apr 6, 2018 at 8:00pm CDT
All Ages
$10.00 - $150.00
All Ages
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$10.00 - $150.00
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The Guitar Sanctuary is proud to present a special concert with Blues Guitarist Tinsley Ellis with special guest Kirby Kelley on Friday April 6th at 8pm (doors open at 7) at The Sanctuary Music & Events Center.


VIP Tables with seating for 4 directly in front of the stage at $150 per table.


Reserved Seats downstairs (first come, first served) are $25.


General Admission (Standing Room Only) on the balcony Tickets are just $10.


We will have food and bar service available from our friends at Sterling Events and Catering.


Since his Alligator debut 30 years ago, Southern blues-rock guitar wizard, vocalist and songwriter Tinsley Ellis has become a bona fide worldwide guitar hero. The Chicago Sun-Times says, “It’s hard to overstate the raw power of his music.” Now, he makes his triumphant return to Alligator Records with a powerful new album, Winning Hand. Armed with his signature molten licks, melodic riffs and rousing, intense solos, Ellis, as his legions of fans will attest, is among the blues world’s best-loved, hardest working and most well-travelled statesmen. He has performed in all 50 United States as well as in Canada, Western and Eastern Europe, Australia and South America, earning legions of fans with his guitar virtuosity, passionate vocals and memorable original songs. Ellis is also revered as a guitarist’s guitarist, with famous friends including Derek Trucks, Warren Haynes, Oliver Wood, Jonny Lang and members of Widespread Panic calling on him to sit in and jam. “A musician never got famous staying home,” he says.


Recorded in Nashville and produced by Ellis and keyboardist Kevin McKendree, the ten brilliantly performed, fervently sung tracks on Winning Hand include nine originals, ranging from blistering blues to heart-pounding rock to soulful ballads. As his only cover song, Ellis pays tribute to his greatest guitar-playing and songwriting influences with a Freddie King-inspired version of rock legend Leon Russell’s Dixie Lullaby. “Guitar, guitar, guitar is what this album is all about,” says Ellis, who recorded primarily with his 1959 Fender Stratocaster, his 1967 Gibson ES 345 and his 1973 Les Paul Deluxe. Guitar World says, “Ellis’ playing sparkles with depth and subtlety. Whether playing deep, slow blues or uptempo rockers, Ellis rides a gorgeously fat, pure tone.”

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The Sanctuary Music & Events 6633 Virginia Parkway
McKinney, TX 75071
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