Jan 12, 2019 | 8:00 PM | Saturday

Sat Jan 12, 8:00 PM - Sat Jan 12, 8:00 PM
910 Skipper Road, Tampa, FL 33613

Community: North Tampa

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Born in Atlanta in 1957, Ellis was raised in southern Florida. He discovered the blues through the back door of British Invasion bands like The Yardbirds, The Animals, Cream and The Rolling Stones as well as Southern rockers like The Allman Brothers.

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$ 12.00 / Age 21 And Up

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8 pm $12/15


Tinsley and his friend went, sitting transfixed in the front row. When B.B. broke a string on Lucille, he changed it without missing a beat and handed the broken string to Ellis. After the show, B.B. came out and talked with fans, mesmerizing Tinsley with his warmth and kindness. Tinsley's fate was now sealed; he had to become a blues guitarist. He saw Howlin' Wolf, Muddy Waters and every other blues artist who came through town, always sitting up front, always waiting to meet the artists, take photos, get autographs. And yes, he still has B.B.'s string.

Already an accomplished teenaged musician, Ellis left Florida and returned to A

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