Live Chicago Blues often happens late at night, in bars. I don't have a problem with late nights, or bars. At least I am willing to put up with late nights and bars to get my fix of Live Chicago Blues. The problem comes when I try to get my friends and family to experience my joy. There is an ideal situation coming up this Sunday that will allow me to show off my passion to friends who don't do late nights, who don't do bars so much, or who are under 21. There's going to be a major Live Blues Show happening Sunday, March 24 in Tinley Park. This is great for me personally, because the few friends I have live near there. It's cheap ($10), it's close, it's early, it's all-ages and it will be authentic.
The star of the show is Marty Sammon. Most of you know him as either Buddy Guy's keyboard wizard, or as a star bluesman in his own right. His credentials are impressive, his talent is over-the-top and his performances are memorable, to say the least. Some of the people I am telling this show about have recently seen Sammon on Letterman, Leno or heard him on WDCB radio. The show will feature international blues veteran and recording artist, Billy Branch. Most of the people reading this already know Billy Branch. The point is, can you think of anyone better to introduce your friends to the Live Chicago Blues we love? These two showmen alone are worth the trip, but wait there's more...
The show will play more like a mini-bluesfest with appearances by several more local favorites: Ronnie Hicks, Tim Austin, Giles Corey, Ari Seder, Greg Haar, Southside Stevie, Smokin' Joe Thomas, Sam Cockrell, Chris Pabon, Ray "The Flame" Sukash, Anthony Moser and more.
This party is going to take place at the Harald Viking Lodge at 6730 West 175th Street in Tinley Park. That's one block East of Oak Park Avenue. The parking is free. The doors open at 5:00PM and the show will start 6:00PM. The stop time is 10:00, so even civilians and people fortunate enough to still have a job on Monday morning can enjoy this.
Please show your support for Live Chicago Blues and use this opportunity to introduce your friends to this religion. After the show, they will know what it is you are doing with your nights. They will have a new respect for your good taste. I know you know that this is the real deal. Many newbies think blues is their neighbor's kid with a Strat and a cowboy hat. Hope to see you there.