Eugene Hideaway Bridges Tickets
Eugene "Hideaway" Bridges tour dates
Bringing his own energetic brand of fire to the blues and soul scene and infusing it with hints of his past in gospel singing, American singer and guitarist Eugene "Hideaway" Blues is one of the biggest names in the genre. Some have described the artist as "nomadic," considering his inclination to travel. The Eugene "Hideaway" Bridges tour is almost always playing somewhere on the globe, and the musician boasts dozens of repeat visits to far-flung destinations from Australia to New Zealand to Singapore.
Eugene Hideaway Bridges's background
Born in New Orleans, Louisiana in a family of five children, you might say that Eugene "Hideaway" Bridges had music in his genes from the get-go. His father, Otheneil Bridges, was a blues guitarist who performed under the name Hideaway Slim. Meanwhile, his mother hailed from the Bullock family and was related to the most famous Bullock of them all, Anna Mae - better known by her stage name, Tina Turner. These roots led Bridges to later claim that his guitar talents came from the Bridges side of the family, while his strong vocals were thanks to the Bullock side.
By the time he was five, Bridges was playing at venues across Louisiana with his father, Hideaway Slim. As he grew older, he and his brothers formed a gospel group, The Bridges Brothers, as well as an R&B band called The Five Stars. Bridges spent his late teens working for the Air Force in Texas before returning to Louisiana to perform on the guitar and vocals for a new gospel group, The New Chosen, and later, The Mighty Clouds of Joy.
Eventually, Bridges ended up in Houston, where he joined the police force and first got his own band off the ground, calling it The Eugene "Hideaway" Bridges Band, and began touring. On a trip to Europe in the 1990s, he was spotted by Joe Turner, B.B. King's bassist, who recruited him for his own band, Big Joe Turner's Memphis Blues Caravan. After playing with Turner for a year, Bridges reformed his Eugene "Hideaway" Bridges Band and began to play at venues located primarily across Europe and the United Kingdom as well as appearing at various festivals in the region.
Eugene "Hideaway" Bridges's albums
In 1998, Bridges released his debut album, Born to Be Blue, which was met with considerable acclaim, earning Bridges the designation as Blueprint Magazine's Vocalist of the Year as well as The Trophees France Blues "Chanteur De L'Annee" in 1999. Shortly thereafter, he signed with Armadillo and released his sophomore offering, Man Without a Home (2000), which gained him international acclaim. A string of hit albums followed, including 2003's Jump the Joint, which earned Bridges a No. 4 position on the US Living Blues charts.
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