Rudy Parris doing his blind audition on NBC’s “The Voice.:”
Through his run on season three of “The Voice” and on a subsequent debut album, Rudy Parris represented the central San Joaquin Valley and the new Bakersfield sound. The singer/guitarist cut his teeth with a residency at the Crystal Palace with none other than Buck Owens.
But Parris owes as much to the blues.
Along with Owens and Merle Haggard, Parris cites blues guitarists as his greatest influences — specifically Stevie Ray Vaughan and BB King, whom he will honor on Friday with a live tribute at the Tower Theatre.
Details: 7:30 p.m. Friday. 815 E. Olive Ave. $25-$35. 559-485-9050, www.towertheatrefresno.com
This week’s other noteworthy events
▪ Bald Eagle tour. 8 a.m. Saturday, Sunday. Millerton Lake. $20, reservations required. 559-822-2332, search event on Facebook
▪ Eros/Eighteen Hundreds, double album release. 6 p.m. Saturday. Tower District Records, 1930 Echo Ave. Free. All ages. 559-478-4034, search event on Facebook
▪ Renegades of Rage. 8 p.m. Saturday. Strummer’s, 833 E. Fern Ave. $10, all ages. 559-485-5356, www.strummersclub.com
▪ Victoria tea. 3 p.m. Sunday. Fresno Art Museum 2233 N. First St. $60. 559-266-1800, valleypbs.org/victoriatea
▪ Commando Cody vs. The Moon Menace. 8 p.m. Jan. 9. Full Circle Brewing Co., 620 F. St. Free. @savagecinemaclub on Facebook
▪ Violent J of the Insane Clown Posse. 8 p.m. Jan. 9. Strummer’s, 833 E. Fern Ave. $18, all ages. 559-485-5356, www.strummersclub.com