Thursday, April 10, 2008

The Return of the St. Louis Horns

On Saturday, April 26, the St. Louis Horns return to the Windy City to join the Blue State crew for three sets of horn-driven, jukebox favorites. All the fun takes place at Candlelite Chicago, 7452 N. Western Avenue, in Chicago's West Rogers Park neighborhood. Showtime is 9:00 p.m., and there is no cover charge.

Joining us on the guitar all night long will be our friend Stevie Doyle, one of Chicago's finest pickers. And if the planets align properly that evening, we might even be able to talk our buddy Gerald McClendon -- one of Chicago's premier soul singers -- into joining us onstage for a couple of tunes.

The schizophrenic setlist will, of course, cover all the bases -- from Elvis and Dion to Cash and Haggard; from The Band and Van Morrison to Huey "Piano" Smith and R.B. Greaves.

Candlelite is a wonderful neighborhood pub and restaurant that serves some of the finest thin-crust pizza in the entire city.

We hope to see you at Candlelite on April 26.

1 comment:

Rob said...

I appreciate the link to the Voodoo Band website.

If you want a live shot of the band in action, go to this YouTube link:

FYI, I'm pretty sure that is a replica '53 Tele, not the real thing, but a high quality instrument. The guy who shot the video sells high end guitars. He was trying to entice Raul to buy the instrument, so he brought it down a couple of times to the club, shot the video of Raul playing, posted it on YouTube and sent it the link to Raul. Guess what--Raul ended up buying it.

Note that the bass player in this shot, Gus Thornton, played with the legendary Albert King back in the day. He now plays with St. Louis's blues diva, Kim Massie, among others.