Vanessa Davis Band
Two sets. Doors open at 7 pm.
High-energy vocalist Vanessa Davis has been a Chicago favorite since 1978, which is when the aspiring singer joined forces with a group formerly known as The Blues Twisters. After establishing themselves on the local circuit, they formed their own Spectra label in 1981 to release a sultry version of Johnny "Guitar" Watson's "One Kiss." By the time they cut "Fast Forward," their 1984 debut album, the band was moving away from swinging jump-blues to concentrate on originals. Their 1990 release, "One Heart," is even more of a departure, Davis singing movingly of her own life, with rock-oriented support from her veteran band. allmusic.com
Band members are Dick Vonachen (guitar), Scott Grube (keyboards), Doug Cannon (sax), Mark Duran (drums) and Russell Reifstek (bass).