Mary Lane & No Static Blues Band

Thu, Feb 21 2019, 8:00pm - $10 in advance, $15 at door - Tickets

An evening with Women of the Blues recording artist Mary Lane & the No Static Blues Band begins with a screening of the documentary I Can Only Be Mary Lane followed by a performance. Doors open at 7 pm.

Mary sang with James Cotton, Howlin’ Wolf, Junior Wells among so many others. The film follows Mary over the course of year as she works with Grammy winning producer Jim Tullio to record her last album. The film recently took home the Director’s Award for Artist Merit at the 2018 Santa Cruz Film Festival. We recently had a screening at the Cincinnati Blues Society and Buddy Guy’s Legends and are organizing more community screenings to get the film out to Blues lovers around the world.

Check out the trailer:

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. (Akk Music Guide)