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HOT SHOW - Sept. 20: Delmark Records 70th Anniversary, SPACE

SPACE (Evanston)

photo: Dave Specter

Delmark Records 70th Anniversary Celebration with:

Bob Stroger, Billy Boy Arnold, Dave Specter, Mike Wheeler, Sheryl Youngblood, Roosevelt Purifoy, Pooky Styx, Larry Williams.


When: Wednesday, August 20

Show Time: 8 p.m.

Doors: 7 p.m.

Where: SPACE

Address: 1245 Chicago Ave., Evanston, IL


Chicago’s own Delmark Records, the oldest independent jazz and blues record label in the world, celebrates its 70th anniversary at SPACE with an all-star blues review featuring Bob Stroger, Mike Wheeler, Sheryl Youngblood, a book signing with Billy Boy Arnold, Dave Specter, Roosevelt Purifoy, Larry Williams and Pooky Styx.

Recently featured on the main stage of the 2023 Chicago Blues Festival with a 70th Anniversary Tribute, Delmark’s lineup of contemporary blues artists represent a wide variety of blues styles and sounds.

Award winning bassist and vocalist Bob Stroger is still going strong at age 92 and continues to perform and tour the world behind his critically acclaimed Delmark release, That’s My Name.

Guitarist and vocalist Mike Wheeler represents a generation of contemporary blues artists who combine soul, funk and R&B into an exciting style of modern, high energy, urban blues.

Vocalist Sheryl Youngblood is a rising star on today’s Chicago scene and combines traditional blues with a touch of soul and R&B and lights up the stage with her powerful and soulful vocals.

Rock & Roll and Blues Hall of Fame inductee Billy Boy Arnold is one of the newest members of the Delmark family. A vocalist and harmonica player extraordinaire, he recently released his autobiography, The Blues Dream of Billy Boy Arnold.

Guitarist and vocalist Dave Specter signed to Delmark in 1990 and recently released a double album celebrating his 30 years of recordings on the label, Six String Soul. He appears on dozens of Delmark recordings as a guitarist, producer and bandleader.

Also featured on the show: Roosevelt Purifoy on keys, Larry Williams on bass and Pooky Styx on drums.



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