Brother Yusef Plays Fattback Blues at Catfish Lou’s

Brother YusefBrother Yusef has been described as a master solo guitarist, as well as a uniquely passionate vocalist. His performances are as raw and honest as the genre has ever aspired to be. Honing his style over thirty years, Yusef calls his multifaceted musical approach , “Fattback Blues” — a rich mix of Delta , Chicago, and Texas blues alongside a hard driving Louisiana stomp. It combines “traditional” fingerpicking and slide guitar playing with the contemporary feel of urban blues, rock and funk, using his right hand thumb to beat out a percussive bass-line and shuffle, while the index finger plays rhythm and lead lines, creating a full band sound with a solo guitar. If you love the grit of grinding passionate blues you’ll love Brother Yusef; he’s absolutely a stand-out talent by any measure. If you stand still while listening to his performance, check into a hospital— you’ve flat lined!

Catfish Lou’s, 2460 NW 24th, welcomes Brother Yusef on Friday, May 18 for a 9:00 pm show. Tickets are $7.00 in advance through or $10.00 at the door day of show.