Chicago Bluegrass & Blues Festival - Night 1

Wed, Mar 21 2018, 7:30pm - $10 - Tickets

Silver Wrapper, React & October Present the Chicago Bluegrass & Blues Festival - Night 1. Doors open at 7 pm.

Mary Lane & the No Static Blues Band w/ special guest Mike Alkaraki: A longtime staple of Chicago's West Side blues circuit, singer Mary Lane was born November 23, 1935 in Clarendon, Arkansas. After honing her skills in local juke joints in the company of Howlin’ Wolf, Robert Nighthawk, Little Junior Parker, and James Cotton, Lane relocated to Chicago in 1957; backed by Morris Pejoe, she soon cut her debut single "You Don't Want My Lovin' No More" for the Friendly Five label. A favorite among peers for her dulcet tones, she nevertheless did not record again for several decades, remaining virtually unknown outside of the Chicago blues faithful; finally, in the early 1990s, Lane recorded a handful of tracks for the Wolf label, leading to 1997's full-length Appointment with the Blues.
Majors Junction: Ahhh to be described as “Country” these days is so confusing. Are you talking about the pop music being churned out utilizing proven formulas sure to be a “Country” radio hit or are you referring to the more traditional styles of Cash, Jennings or Nelson? Truth is neither is an accurate depiction of Majors Junction but the latter is definitely nearer to their neighborhood. Rich textures created by the band have been described as “Plush Lonesome Western Blues”. Attracting a listener base whose musical taste transcends different genres, Majors Junction produces a diverse meld of country honky-tonk blues with folk undertones and hints of bluegrass pickin’ and good old rock & roll. It is a unique sound that celebrates individuality and hard work, two qualities the band shares with its hometown of Chicago.
The Frizz: A fresh sound with a fun-loving attitude, Chicago’s The Frizz delivers a tasteful combination of folk, funk, jazz, and rock. Named after their lead singer’s (Lindsey O'Brien's) wild hair, the group delivers a laid-back feel with a focus on crafting each show as a truly unique experience.
The Frizz is known for their versatility, musicality, and powerful vocals. They are currently touring the Midwest where they’ve gathered a strong following in the Chicagoland area.