I've signed on to do the theatrical award-winning stage play "Lackawanna Blues."
I'm heading to New York City next week for rehearsals. We will open in Downtown, Los Angeles on March 5, 2019. If you happen to be in LA or know someone who loves the blues and want to be entertained and enlightened, pass it on. I'll reside in Downtown LA for the next few months.
My recent confrontation with the Blues Grammy Awards made me look for opportunities to express my blues in a different forum that don't require me to stay in a primitive box. This year I will take a break from the road with my band and from the music business to refocus on my acting.
Lackawanna Blues is written and performed by Tony Award® winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson. Ruben is an amazing talent with whom I'm excited to work with. I play a blues guitar accompanist to Ruben's multifaceted character. Bill Sims, Jr. composed the original score. I will also compose and perform original music in the play.
There's the talk of Lackawanna Blues playing in London before making its way to Broadway, but I don't want to get ahead of myself. For now, we are excited about our Los Angeles run!