Howdy all. I spent much of August on tour with Billy Branch and the Sons of Blues in Ecuador. We performed in Quito, Guayaquil, Chato, Otavalo, and Esmeraldas. May of the shows were coupled with musical workshops that featured indigenous musicians as a cultural exchange sponsored by the U.S. State Department. It was a magnificent experience. I will post photos soon!
I'm back in Chicago for September, with local shows to mention. I will resume my Wednesday residency at Kingston Mines (www.kingstonmines.com) on 9/6, 9/13, 9/20, and 9/27. The Giles Corey Trio has a show at Harlem Avenue Lounge (www.harlemavenuelounge.com) on Saturday September 16, and my full band will be at House of Blues Back Porch on Monday 9/25. I also have two early after work due sets at the Back Porch on Thursdays 9/7 and 9/14 with Neil O'Hara on keys.
I've got two shows this month playing in the S.O.B.'s-- Saturday 9/2 in Port Washington, WI for the Paramount Records Centennial Anniverary Festival (www.paramountmusic.org) , and Saturday 9/9 at Buddy Guy's Legends.