Usually when one hears Captain Curt’s BBQ, innovation of BBQ sauce immediately comes to mind, as the 32-plus year mainstay has long innovated well over 20 sauce flavors, with 10 currently available on the menu. On Friday, April 11, Captain Curt’s BBQ – located at 8206 S. Cottage Grove Avenue, Chicago, IL – played host to weekly kick-off performances, which included singing and comedy. Future shows scheduled will include dance, rapping and poetry reading.
Country-style singer Randrea engaged the audience and diner’s with his rousing performance of “I’m Still in Love with You,” while encouraging them to join him in a line dance.
Singer and keyboardist Tim Jackson brought the sexy with a number called "Ooh", a track that's set for release this summer. Jackson’s swag and smooth vocals are definitely reminiscent of John Legend fame.
Comedy routines rounded out the night with local comedian Clifton Collins, but it didn’t stop there. The crowd was treated to an appearance by the legendary Gordon Keith – original founder of Indiana-based Steeltown Records and who also truly discovered the Jackson 5. Mr. Keith sang “Call On Him”—one of his own classics – while harmonizing beautifully with supporting vocals by rhythm and blues songstress Gloria “Glow” Walker-Oliver and singer, musician and songwriter of Earth, Wind and Fire fame, Hank Martin.
Performances will be held every Friday at 7:00 p.m. from Friday, April 11 to Friday May 23 at Captain Curt’s BBQ, located at 8206 S. Cottage Grove Avenue, Chicago, IL 60619. Call 773-747-7017 for more information.