A long-time highlight of Bobby Rush’s stage act is the gorgeous presence of Mizz Lowe. I had the pleasure of seeing Mizz Lowe at Hammond Indiana’s Horseshoe Casino with Mr. Rush last Saturday at the currently touring Chi-Town Blues Festival. Below is an excerpt of her bio on her website:
Mizz Lowe was born Loretta Harris in Holmes County, Mississippi. Growing up in Greenwood, Mississippi, Mizz Lowe grew up singing in her church and school. Mizz Lowe was very active in her school, singing, a member of the school band (playing the flute), on the dance team and a majorette. Mizz Lowe remembers walking through the house in her mother’s heels singing and dancing at the tender age of six. Mizz Lowe contributes her love for Blues music to her father, who owned a café when she was growing up. She remembers hearing on the jukebox BB King, Denise LaSalle, Little Milton, Tyrone Davis, Johnnie Taylor, Fat Dominos and Bobby Rush who she now tour with as his Personal Assistant and Lead Dancer to name a few. Mizz Lowe is widely known for her character she plays as the ‘Young Hen’ for the King of the Chittlin’ Circuit – Bobby Rush.
Mizz Lowe has had the pleasure of traveling the world with Mr. Rush to include places such as: Baghdad, Iraq, Spain, China, Norway, France, Switzerland, Sweden, Finland and the UK to include a performance for the Queen of England. She has graced the stage with the likeness as: Bobby Rush, David Honeyboy Edwards, Patti LaBelle, Chaka Khan, Keb Mo, Buddy Guy, Ike Turner, Robert Lockwood, The Temptations, Bobby Blue Bland, Loretta Devine, Don Barden, Judge Maybelline, Kyle Massey and Sam Myers to name a few. Mizz Lowe also attended the 2017 Grammys with Mr. Rush as he brought home the award for the “Best Traditional Blues Album”.
Mizz Lowe is continuously touring with Mr. Bobby Rush and making Guest Appearances when not working and giving back to her community as a Certified Medical Assistant and a Certified Nail Technician. For more information, bookings or to schedule an interview please contact “Mizz Lowe’s Enterprise” 662-374-1007 or e-mail: MIZZLOWE@YAHOO.COM.
Photo of Mizz Lowe in action with The Bobby Rush Band by Peter M. Hurley.
Photo © Peter M. Hurley
Mr. Hurley is a contributing photographer and writer for Living Blues Magazine and the staff photographer for Chicago Blues Network. His recent book Blues Legacy: Tradition and Innovation in Chicago, in collaboration with Blues historian and author David Whiteis, showcases his work in the field. His passion for blues music began with a 6th grade dance party discovery of Bo Diddley which led to Little Walter, Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf and so on. It continues to this day. VISIT PETER’S WEBSITE HERE.