Arriving in Chicago in the late 1940's Otis Rush has become a prime Chicago blues innovator on Chicago's West and South sides with his guitar vibrato and soul stirring intense vocal delivery. Rush was the first of the new wave of young West side blues artists to record, hitting the national R & B charts with his first single "I Can't Quit You Baby" in 1956. Stevie Ray Vaughan named his band Double Trouble after Otis Rush's song, attesting to his influence.
The left handed guitarist remained relatively obscure until the 1990's when he won the 1994 W.C. Handy Award as the Male Blues Artist of the Year.
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