Wayne Baker Brooks

Sat. Nov 9, 2019 at 8:00pm CST
All Ages
53 days away
$10.00 - $15.00
All Ages
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53 days away
$10.00 - $15.00
All Ages
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Wayne Baker Brooks is considered one of today’s top guitarists with a signature style that combines powerful vocals with liquid fire guitar playing that honors his rich blues heritage, yet effortlessly expands the boundaries of the genre.


Born and raised in Chicago, IL amongst the most prolific blues legends and blues masters in the world, Wayne Baker Brook's blues roots may run deeper and wider than the Great Lakes themselves.  


Chicago Blues laid the foundation to Wayne's innovative style. Growing up, Brooks was a regular visitor to such historic places as Chess Studios, Checkerboard Lounge, Wisefools, and many other blues landmarks at which he witnessed many live performances by blues masters like Buddy Guy, Jr. Wells, Luther Allison, KoKo Taylor, the great Muddy Waters, & his father. The youngest son of blues master Lonnie Brooks - Wayne Brooks was literally born into the blues!  


Leaving no way around the fate appointed him he soon joined his father's  (Lonnie Brooks)  band as his guitarist. He formed the Wayne Baker Brooks Band in 1997, while continuing to work with his father's band as well, and appeared in the film Blues Brothers 2000 later that year. 


With the release of his  acclaimed  debut CD Mystery, "an album that brilliantly draws on blues, blues rock, soul, funk and beyond." Mystery received multiple awards and praise from the music world. 


Along with his new release he was soon touring the world and featured on national TV  programs such as CNN's Showbiz, as well as endless radio programs including performing for First Lady Hilary Rodham Clinton at Chess Studios (Willie Dixon Blues Heaven Foundation) with legends Bo Diddley and KoKo Taylor. At the conclusion of the band's explosive set, Hillary stated, "My husband is going to be so jealous he missed this!"


Brooks  has performed and or recorded alongside such notables as: 


Buddy Guy, Koko  Taylor, Bo Diddley, Corey Harris, The Black Crowes, Otis Rush, Jr. Wells,  Shemekia  Copeland, Johnny Lang, Susan  Tedeschi,  Keb  Mo, Jimmy  Vivino, Robert Randolph,  Taj  Mahal, Mick Fleetwood, Otis Clay, Bobby Rush, Elvin Bishop, Billy Branch and many more... 


THIS WILL BE A SEATED SHOW. 



www.sub.iastate.edu/mshop | www.waynebakerbrooks.com


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The Maintenance Shop ISU Memorial Union - 2229 Lincoln Way
Ames, IA 50011