Bobby Rush

Bobby Rush is immortal. This is not purely a turn of phrase. At age 83, he clinched his first Grammy Award for his 2017 album “Porcupine Meat.” Its followup, “Sitting on Top of the Blues,” is nominated for the same award in 2020. Just last year, Rush appeared in Eddie Murphy’s hit comedy “Dolemite Is My Name.” Most legends may get a comfortable cameo: seated and smiling, honored in passing. Rush performed “I Ain’t Studdin You,” backup dancers and all.

Who else could believably rewind time a half-century, back to when they were merely entering the third decade of their career? Bobby Rush does it countless nights every year. — Nick Judin

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