Bobby Rush - Nighttime Gardener
Nighttime Gardener
Songwriter: Bobby Rush
Publishing: Carquit Music (BMI)

After recording almost 400 songs since the 1950s, released as albums and singles on dozens of large and small labels, Bobby Rush won his first Grammy award in 2017, at the age of 83. “Nighttime Gardener” is standout track from that album, Porcupine Meat, featuring Keb’ Mo’ on slide guitar, and a humorous double entendre lyric that is delivered over an undeniable groove. The track was produced by Rounder’s Scott Billington in New Orleans with an all-star band that includes Jeffery “Jellybean” Alexander on drums and Vasti Jackson on guitar.

With his highly entertaining show and onstage flair, Rush has sometimes been called “The King of the Chitlin’ Circuit.” He still plays nearly 200 shows each year, in venues ranging from the Americana conference to performing arts centers to back-of-town juke joints. As one of the few active and creative performers from the post-war blues era, he is truly an American treasure. – Scott Billington

Nighttime Gardener featuring Keb’ Mo’ (4:06)

Bobby Rush − vocals, harmonica
Keb’ Mo’ – guitar, slide guitar solo
Vasti Jackson – guitars
Shane Theriot – guitar
David Torkanowsky – Hammond B-3 organ
Cornell Williams – bass
Jeffrey “Jellybean” Alexander – drums