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Rodd Bland and the Members Only Band


Curated by The Reverend Shawn Amos

Friday, June 23, 2023

Tickets starting at $20

This program will run for approximately 80 minutes with no intermission.

Our signature series of blues rhythms returns to light up the night. Dance, drink, and dare to be a regular at our Friday night series on the plaza and in The Edye. 

Rodd Bland and the Members Only Band is an all-star tribute to the vast musical repertoire of the late Blues and Soul legend Bobby “Blue” Bland. From deep cuts to well-known classics, this sonic journey is curated and led by Bobby’s son and drummer Rodd Bland and features musicians who played with Bobby during his storied career.


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From Blues Royalty, the son of Bobby "Blue" Bland and godson of B.B. King, Rodd Bland rose up from the age of 3 learning traditional blues from his father's drummers, John "Jab O" Starks, Harold "Peanie" Portier, and Rodd's brother, Tony Coleman, to become an exceptional band cornerstone rounding out any genre.

Spending much of his time touring live, Rodd has additionally contributed to sessions with talent such as Ian Siegal, and Darren Jay and The Delta Souls. Rodd appears alongside his father in Austin City Limits and Music Voyager. As well as the documentary, Take Me To The River, playing with his father and Yo Gotti. Furthering with Sundance Film Festival concert for the movie anchoring the drum throne with The Hi Rhythm Band, playing behind STAX legends William Bell and Ben Cauley Jr. as well as Oscar award winning rapper Frayser Boy and Al Kapone.

As Rodd enters a new era of his life as a musician, with the loss of his father, King and Clay, he has taken the opportunity to transfer lessons he absorbed to a new generation of blues fans while carrying on the great legacy of the Blues Royalty. Currently Rodd staying in an active role behind the bands: Brimstone Jones, Will Tucker, The Blues Player's Club, or Rodd Bland & The Members Only Band (Bobby Blue Bland Tribute), and touring internationally on festival circuits with such great artists as The Reverend Shawn Amos.

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