Sunday, August 19, 2018
Doors: 5:30 PM; Music: 7:00 PM
Advance tickets: $25 (Will Call Only)
Tickets also available at Forde Nursery or 5th & Wine
Day of Show: $30 at door
Mississippi Heat is a world-class Chicago Blues Band. Their motto is “Traditional Blues With A Unique Sound” as they present fresh yet vintage-based musical ideas.
Mississippi Heat’s name is a reflection of their reverence for Mississippi’s blues culture and music. The band’s conviction is that there is no deeper music than Delta-inspired blues to express what lies in everyone’s soul. They have received world-wide critical acclaim, including from Living Blues Magazine: “Mississippi delivers its traditional urban blues with a freshness, energy and competence that makes them a treasure on today’s Chicago scene.”
This remarkable band is known internationally for their passionate blues delivery. Overseas and national touring have been an integral part of their work for decades. They have appeared at many national and international festivals including many in the US. Besides a scheduled European tour for 2018, they will also soon perform in Dubai.
As bandleader and composer, Pierre Lacocque’s vision has never wavered since he founded his band in 1991. His music is traditional because it is steeped in Chicago’s golden sounds of the 1950’s, Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, Jimmy Reed, Jimmy Rogers, all the great harp players: Big and Little Walter, The Sonny Boy Williamsons, Junior Wells, George Smith, and many extraordinary contemporaries such as Kim Wilson, Rod Piazza and Paul deLay.
A blues lover recently said, “I always expect a fantastic show from you guys, but I didn’t expect to be this excited about Carla and Inetta. They shook me to the core”. Buddy Guy echoes this sentiment and has gone on record saying that it’s “been a long time since I heard a good blues band like this.” And finally, the band received this critical acclaim from promoter Bonnie Tallman at the Billtown Blues Festival (Hughesville, PA): “Can’t find enough words to express how blown away everyone was with the Mississippi Heat performance! It was spectacular in every way.”
Dennis Jones Band
Sizzling hot guitar solos. Smooth and soulful vocals. High-energy stage performance. Backed by a rhythm section that is second to none, this IS Dennis Jones. Check out a live show, and you’ll instantly agree, this band ROCKS the blues like NO other!
Dennis’s feet are firmly rooted in the past, yet his heart and soul are connected to the present. He writes songs that seamlessly blend the best of both worlds, presenting a unique and contemporary style of American rock and blues.
“It’s risky to make predictions, but if anyone has a legitimate shot at filling the blues guitar hero void it is Dennis Jones. He has the head, heart and hands to do it.” – Dave Rubin – Keeping the Blues Alive
“The genre is contemporary blues, and Jones plays serious guitar with the heart of a bluesman and the soul of a Baptist minister.” – Oscar Jordan – Vintage Guitar Magazine