Bobby “Blue“ Bland
Birth name: Robert Calvin Bland
Alias: Bobby “Blue“ Bland, “The Lion of the Blues”
Born: January 27, 1930 (age 82) – Rosemark, Tennessee, United States
Bobby Bland earned his enduring blues superstar status the hard way: without a guitar, harmonica, or any other instrument to fall back upon. All Bland had to offer was his magnificent voice, a tremendously powerful instrument in his early heyday, injected with charisma and melisma to spare. Just ask his legion of female fans, who deemed him a sex symbol late into his career.
In 1981 Bobby Bland was inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame, in 1992 the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and received the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 1997.
Bobby Blue’s Ramblin’ Food Company
Bobby Blue’s Ramblin’ Food Company is based in Nashville, TN. It is a growing chain, which serves southern cuisine. It consists of four mobile and one “classic” stationary restaurant. The different trucks specialize in different aspects of the southern kitchen, and are thereby free to explore, be inventive and expand on their niche – rather than having the four food trucks all serve the same things.
The restaurant has branded itself with the image of blues-legend Bobby Blue Bland – who was born and raised in Tennessee.