Bluesday Tuesday with Chicago Wind featuring Matthew Skoller and Deitra Farr
Tue, Apr 04 2017, 7:00pm
- $10 - At the door only
Chicago Wind starring Matthew Skoller and Deitra Farr. With Eddie Taylor, Jr. on guitar, Johnny Iguana on Piano, Felton Cruz on bass and Marc Wilson on drums. A brand new Chicago Blues bands made up of top blues veterans who have worked together for years.
This is the best blues bargain in town. Blues' favorite DJ TOM MARKER hosts an evening (first Tuesday of the month) of blues music sponsored by Revolution Brewing and the radio show — WDCB's Blues Time with Tom Marker. The band performs two sets and Tom will play blues selections before the show and during breaks.
Plus Revolution Brewing beer specials $5 pints every month. Plus we'll have food for purchase from Sergio's Place.
Doors open at 6 pm. PRO TIP: You can come for the food whether you go to the show or not.
MATTHEW SKOLLER is one of Chicago’s most respected harp blowers and blues bandleaders. For the past 27 years he has played all of Chicago’s heaviest showcase venues and toured much of the world with his super tight ensembles. Deeply rooted in the tradition of the Chicago blues elders with whom he worked and studied, Skoller has developed a unique style that conjures the past while being firmly planted in the present. His blues wardrobe clothes a range of original songs whose subject matter comments on many of the issues and realities of life during this age of technology, information and upheaval. Skoller, known for his fiery and engaging performances, combines passionate harp playing and singing with original song writing and prodigious production skills. He has self-produced 4 of his own critically acclaimed CDs. As a producer he has produced 2 award winning cds by Lurrie Bell: Let’s Talk About Love
and The Devil Ain’t Got No Music
. Skoller penned the title cut of the latter, which was nominated for song of the year by the Blues Awards in the US. The same album was awarded the Prix Blues by L’Academie du Jazz in Paris, France in 2012. Matthew has played harmonica on two Grammy nominated CD’s in the last 4 years: Chicago Blues: A Living History
and Still I Rise
, by Heritage Blues Orchestra. Too continue reading, go to http://matthewskoller.com/bio/matthew-skoller/
DEITRA FARR is considered one of Chicago ’s top vocalists, according to Living Blues Magazine (May 1997). Fiery, energetic, and soul stirring describes this woman, who has over the years been nominated for Traditional Female Blues artist of the year by the W.C. Handy Awards, Female Blues Artist of the year by the Living Blues Critics Awards, the British Blues Connection Awards, and the Les Trophees France Blues awards. On October 4, 2015 Deitra was inducted into the Chicago Blues Hall of Fame as a " Legendary Blues Artist ". On December 9, 2016 the National Southern Soul Foundation gave Deitra " The Most Popular Blues Artist Award". To continue reading, go to http://www.deitrafarr.com/index.php/biography