Event Information

  • Fri
    11
    Jan
    2013

    Jimmie Bratcher

    8:30

    Jimmie Bratcher has been chosen by God himself to play the blues. When he was 22he gave his life over to the Lord, overcoming his addictions to drugs and alcohol. After several years of studying in the church and becoming ordained as a minister Jimmie began writing music again and even started to perform during his own sermons. People loved it and soon he was touring the churches, performing his own gospel blues sermons to congregations everywhere. Eventually Jimmie would make the jump into the secular world and began participating in festivals and concerts. While standing on stage in front of a few thousand fans at a festival in Kansas, the lord spoke to Jimmie again and put everything in perspective. “How many churches would you need to go to before you stand in front of that many lost people?”

     

    Jimmie brings the blues back to their roots in Gospel and has even shared the stage with Christian artists including Mercy Me, Newsboys and Third Day, and with blues greats including Grammy winner David "Honeyboy" Edwards, Blues Music Award winners Zac Harmon and Otis Taylor, and Hubert Sumlin, one of Rolling Stone's "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time."