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.
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This week’s other noteworthy events
▪ Commando Cody vs. The Moon Menace. 8 p.m. Jan. 9. Full Circle Brewing Co., 620 F. St. Free. @savagecinemaclub on Facebook