Primary Instrument: Guitar
Throughout the history of showbiz, there have been married couples who have shared the stage together. To the list we can add the names of Laurie and Rusty Wright of the Rusty Wright Blues Band (RWB) of Flint, Michigan.
Coming from a hard rock background, Rusty had always told his band mates that regardless of what may happen, when he turned forty he would go home and play the blues. So when he turned forty years of age, he did just that. However, he didn't start to play the blues in resignation, but as a goal, the culmination of his musical career, something he had worked to attain.
Laurie also came from a musical background. As with Rusty, she pursued numerous musical projects which took her all over North America and abroad. But as with so many other entertainers, she worked a day job as a journalist and freelance writer. Little did she realize that a newspaper article she was assigned to do for an entertainment paper for which she worked would be their introduction, and the beginning of their relationship.
Then, when Rusty was called upon to fill in for the guitarist for the band Laurie was playing with (so her band could honor contracts to which they were committed), Rusty and Laurie discovered they also enjoyed working together. After chasing the elusive dollar by playing the music they were playing at the time, they progressed to the musical magic that they knew they could share: they decided to play the blues.
That, you could say, was the beginning of the rest of their story. They are making beautiful music together.
Source: David King
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