Reds, Whites, and the Blues
Friday, June 30
6pm – 9pm
Gate House Lawn
6pm The Blues Deacons | 7:30pm The Cash Box Kings
About the bands: “Hailing from the ‘Windy City,’ Blind Pig recording artists The Cash Box Kings are keeping real deal, old-school Chicago blues alive and thriving. The band is dedicated to carrying on the spirit of the 1940’s and 50’s post-war Chicago blues sound as well as the Delta blues music of the 20’s and 30’s. But these illustrious torch bearers also add a bravado, energy and freshness to the mix that results in a distinctive musical experience and a high-energy stage show… The band regularly headlines Chicago venues like Buddy Guy’s, Rosa’s and Smoke Daddy as well as major festivals all over the world like the Chicago Blues Festival, the Cambridge Folk Festival (UK) and the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival.”
“The Blues Deacons have been a mainstay of the downstate Illinois blues scene since forming in 1990. Together, three veteran musicians form a tight blues machine while retaining a raw, soulful edge. When the East Central Illinois Blues Club was asked to send a representative to “Bluestock,” a Memphis showcase of blues bands from across the country and around the world, the Blues Deacons were chosen… With a huge catalog of material including originals, eclectic/lesser-known covers, well-worn classics, and modern blues hits, the Deacons are very adept at tailoring a live show to the venue at which they’re booked.”
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