‘Blue’ sounds: Rodd Bland brings his dad’s music back to Beale

By , Special to the Daily Memphian Updated: July 16, 2021 4:00 AM CT | Published: July 16, 2021 4:00 AM CT
Ezra Wheeler
Special to the Daily Memphian

Ezra Wheeler

Ezra Wheeler is the host of the Memphis Musicology podcast and the radio show Dead Wax on WYXR. He’s also a contributor to We Are Memphis and Choose901.

Second-generation Memphis musician Rodd Bland, the son of late soul/blues great Bobby ‘Blue’ Bland, pays tribute to his father’s sound, on a new tribute album and a Beale Street concert. 


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