ONCE IN A LIFETIME CONCERT OPPORTUNITY â€“
6 GENERATIONS OF MISSISSIPPI & CHICAGO BLUES GIANTS
THE SECOND ANNUAL BLUES ON THEÂ NORTH SHOREÂ www.bluesonthenorthshore.com
THE MISSISSIPPI DELTAÂ TOÂ CHICAGOÂ Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â
The Blues are coming to the North Shore.Â Some of the best lovedÂ Blues artists in the world will be right here in your own backyard.Â They appear on main stages of blues festivals all over the world.Â But onÂ June 12, 2009, the blues fun begins and ends at SPACE inÂ Evanston.Â Â
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Orman Music &Â Media Group and Listen to This! Music ChicagoÂ present the second annual Blues on the North Shore, inÂ celebration of the 30th Anniversary of Earwig Music Company.Â Â Â
On Friday, June 12, 2009, SPACE in Evanston, will showcase the bestÂ of the Mississippi Delta Bluesmen â€“ never before on one stage – a historic lineup of six generations of distinguished blues musicians in a uniqueÂ and intimate space.Â The audience will be up close and personal withÂ 93-year-old Grammy Award Winner, guitarist David â€œHoneyboyâ€ Edwards,Â John Primer – the last lead guitarist in the Muddy Waters Blues Band,Â Dennis Binder – a classic keyboardist who recorded in the early 1950s, at the cuspÂ of blues melding r&b and country, and Big Jack Johnson and the Oilers -Â the quintessential electric Delta Blues trio.Â
The Blue Four is the younger group of Chicago blues playersÂ who complete the Chicago connection. The band includes the ubiquitous Kenny Smith on drums, hard drivingÂ Chris James on guitar and rock steady Patrick Rynn on bass, and Bob CorritoreÂ blowing harmonica. Special guest, the formidable keyboard player Allen Batts, will round out this dynamic combo.Â
An added attraction will be guest appearances by Earwig artists Aron Burton and Johnny Drummer.
Our host for the evening will be Bill Wax, ProgramÂ Director and host of BB Kingâ€™s Bluesville on Sirius/XM satellite radio. Dave Specter, one of the owners of SPACE, and himself an amazing blues guitarist said of last yearâ€™s event,Â â€œThis was a great night.Â The best blues in Chicago right here inÂ Evanston.Â And it was very clear that the packed house wasÂ fully enjoying themselves.Â It was great to see so many local, nationalÂ and international blues musicians and fans came out to last year’s event.Â Â Weâ€™re very glad Blues on the North Shore is back this year.â€Â
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Listen to This! Music Chicago will immerse you in the Blues.Â BluesÂ enthusiasts who don’t want the hassle of driving downtown can ride the BluesÂ Bus hosted by EarwigÂ President Michael Frank and radio personality Irene Mojica. TheÂ Blues Bus Day trip & concert at SPACE is a special package.Â Â TheÂ bus pickÂ up is at SPACE in Evanston.Â From SPACE everyone travels to theÂ first day of the Chicago Blues Festival. There will beÂ BBQ & beverages on the Blues Bus,Â and someÂ great history and entertainment on the bus to and from the festival!Â Blues fans will spend the day in Grant Park, listening to blues, and checking out theÂ blues booths. At 6:30PM we leave Grant Park to head back to SPACE for theÂ 2nd Annual Blues on the North Shore Festival.Â
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Buy Tickets Now at www.evanstonspace.com ph 847-492-8860, box office 1245 Chicago Ave, Evanston Â
For interviewÂ opportunities call, Lynn Orman at 847-452-6469.
jpg, b roll &Â video footageÂ availableÂ on our website.Â
For a full schedule of EarwigÂ Music performances and educational
programs please visit www.earwigmusic.comÂ
Â MEDIA SPONSORS: BB KING’S BLUESVILLE ONÂ SIRIUS/XM SATELLITE RADIO, MHZ NETWORKS WORLDWIDE, LIVING BLUES MAGAZINE,Â Â FRONTROWMUSIC.TV, ORMAN MUSIC & MEDIA GROUP, PING MOBILE MARKETING,Â Â EVANSTON COMMUNITY MEDIA CENTER, THE CHICAGO NORTH SHORE CONVENTION &Â Â VISTORS BUREAUÂ
A portion of the proceeds from this yearâ€™s event will benefit A SAFE HAVEN FOUNDATION, www.asafehaven.com providing housing, rehabilitation and other services for people in transition, including musicians, in recovery from alcohol and substance abuse.