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Blues musician Todd Albright coming to Wilson
Country blues vocalist and 12-string guitarist Todd Albright posted this photo on social media on May 13, when he listed his June and July venues.

WILSON — Country blues artist Todd Albright will bring his 12-string guitar to the Midland Railroad Hotel in Wilson for a show from 7-10 p.m. Friday, June 17, on the patio.

Albright, who is also a vocalist, is based in Detroit, Michigan. According to his website (

“Grounded in the pre-war era of the blues tradition (1880-1939), Todd is a mindful purveyor of blues history. His repertoire upholds musical pillars such as Blind Willie McTell, George Carter, Blind Lemon Jefferson and Leadbelly. His life’s work continues the distinguished tradition of the very roots of American music as told by the African American musicians who created it. 

“Todd’s vigorous, gritty and soulful performances are accompanied by stories of the masters and a deep intuitive sense of respect for craft, providing audiences with a meaningful experience while creating a transcendent moment. One of the top blues guitarists in the world, Todd is the only contemporary twelve-string player in his genre.

“Todd began playing the blues while still a teenager, some twenty-five years ago. Initially, he was drawn to the sound of the finger-picked style and has since immersed himself in the foundational music and narratives of American culture. Over the years, Todd has shared the stage with artists such as Roy Book Binder, Charlie Parr, Paul Geremia, and Dakota Dave Hull.” 

Albright hit the road for his latest tour on June 9 at The Lift in Dubuque, Iowa. From there, he’ll be traveling to Kansas, Colorado, New Mexico, Oklahoma, Texas, California, Oregon and Washington, but Wilson was the only Kansas venue on his schedule as of May 13.

Albright’s latest album, “Detroit Twelve String: Blues & Rags,” is out now on Third Man Records (2017).

The Midland Railroad Hotel is located at 414 26th St., Wilson. Sponsors said there is no cover charge for Albright’s show.