Guitar Shorty

No doubt the only blues star to be a first prize winner on "The Gong Show," Guitar Shorty remains spry, working hard and having fun at age 74. The six-string acrobat, who famously did somersaults and flips while playing his guitar, and charmed Chuck Barris with a headstand, is a serious songwriter and impassioned singer. His long resume is filled with hallowed names. Ray Charles, Jimi Hendrix, Sam Cooke, Willie Dixon, Little Richard, Guitar Slim -- the man known as Guitar Shorty (real name: David Kearney) crossed musical paths with all of them in his younger days. And with Little Richard now in retirement, Shorty's the last man on that list still standing. And rocking! Tom Surowicz

Price: $7

Where

Famous Dave's BBQ & Blues

3001 Hennepin Av.Minneapolis, MN

When

Date: Ended 08/16/14

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