Tinsley Ellis to play Warsaw Central Park’s Blues and BBQ Festival

Tinsley Ellis will headline the Blues & BBQ Festival in Warsaw on Friday  at Central Park.

Ellis has built a worldwide fan base with his combustible mix of gritty roadhouse rhythms and brawny guitar muscle.

Ellis’s latest release is his new blistering, guitar-driven CD, “Winning Hand,” which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Blues chart.

Ellis wrote every song but one on the new album, ranging from the intensely serious “Sound Of A Broken Man” and “Saving Grace” to the rollicking fun of “Satisfied and Nothing But Fine.” With his sole cover tune, “Dixie Lullaby,” Ellis pays tribute to one of his favorite songwriters, Leon Russell, as well as his favorite guitarist, Freddie King.

The opening act is Blues DeVille, which will begin playing at 6 p.m.

Tinsley is expected to start his show at 8 p.m.