Bluesday Tuesday with Marty Sammon & Giles Corey
Tue, Feb 07 2017, 7:00pm - $10 - At the door only
This is the best blues bargain in town. Each month a show by a great player is hosted by blues' favorite DJ TOM MARKER.
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. And Tom "Festival" Cimms will be cooking up his Louisiana specialties for purchase.
Doors open at 6 pm. PRO TIP: You can come for the food whether you go to the show or not
This month's performers are MARTY SAMMON & GILES COREY.
MARTY SAMMON: Marty Sammon (born October 14, 1977) is an American Blues keyboardist. He is recognized for his energetic performances, improvisation and mastery of traditional styles (Ragtime Blues, Roots and Funk). Sammon has established himself as an ambassador of Chicago Blues appearing on several commercially distributed DVDs, television shows (US and in Europe) and Grammy Award winning albums. His book Blues Keyboard Method, with a foreword by Chuck Leavell, of the Rolling Stones, was published by Hal Leonard in 2015.
For over a decade, Sammon has been performing worldwide with Buddy Guy and as an opening act with his own ensemble, Marty Sammon Band. He contributed to Guy’s sixth Grammy Award–winning album, “Living Proof.” He has also recorded numerous releases under his own name. As an ambassador of Chicago Blues, Sammon also performs at schools and universities to promote the Blues and music career development education.
GILES COREY: After graduating the University of Chicago in 1997, Giles joined Billy Branch and the Sons of Blues. This was a pivotal gig for the young guitar player, and his first exposure to national and international touring. In addition, Giles played some shows and recorded with Syl Johnson and Buddy Miles at this time. In 2001, Giles was hired by his long-time guitar hero, Otis Rush, to play in his band. Giles toured with Otis Rush until the elder guitarist's 2004 stroke sadly made live performances impossible.
In 2001 Giles Corey, along with drummer Rick King and pianist Marty Sammon (both on this session) founded the band Lubriphonic. Marty soon left to join Buddy Guy's band, but Giles and Rick managed to release 4 studio albums, and one live album. Giles was the singer and songwriter for the band. Lubriphonic's relentless tour schedule and energetic work ethic honed the skills of an inexperienced songwriter and front man.
As Giles developed as a songwriter, he sought more of the truth he found in roots and blues music. Lubriphonic had been a fantastic live band with infectious rhythms and catchy horn lines. However, Giles longed to try other ideas, ones that did not fit within the rubrick of Lubriphonic. When Lubriphonic stopped touring in 2011, the seed was planted for a new project.