You may not know that you already love his music, but you do.

Many of the greatest rock hits of the past five decades bear the unmistakable thumbprint
of one of America's most accomplished rock and roll icons: Bobby Keys. In fact, it's
impossible that any fan of popular music could be unfamiliar with the trademark sound
and swaggery soul of the Texas-born saxophone player. From humble roots as an
uncredited performer with Buddy Holly and Dion ("The Wanderer") to album-defining
contributions with the Rolling Stones (Exile On Main Street, Sticky Fingers) to his work
with each of the four Beatles and Elvis, his illustrious career has led him from studio to
stage all across the globe. Collaborating with a list of musical legends you seldom see
listed together outside of the Rock and Roll hall of Fame, Bobby Keys has won over the
hearts and minds of both rock royalty and discerning music fans alike.

In recent years, Keys has stepped out of the sideman position and watched his own
popularity grow, as an entirely new generation of listeners has begun to pay attention to
the contributions of this one-of-a-kind artist. Beginning with a few word-of-mouth
showcases at Nashville's Mercy Lounge, the cream of Music City's music community
began to flock to Keys' performances. His concerts proved to be the perfect platform to
pay tribute to his rich history, while showcasing his personality and undeniable stage
presence. Very few artists have displayed the exceptional range of talent- not to mention
the vast catalog of hits- as Bobby, so it's only fitting that he would handpick a backing
band as esteemed as his back catalog.

The Suffering Bastards is comprised of an all-star cast of renowned Nashville musicians
including Dan Baird (Georgia Satellites), Steve Gorman (The Black Crowes), Robert
Kearns (Lynyrd Skynyrd), Michael Webb (John Fogerty, Poco), and Chark Kinsolving
(Mike Farris, Spoonful). Together, this versatile band of musicians is able to effortlessly
recreate spot-on renditions of hits from Keys' storied career, as well as new compositions
for an upcoming album. Presented in a rock and roll revue format, the songs are able to
shine while the man behind the sax gets to tell his side of the story. And it's a hell of a
story.

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