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Benefit for Cecelia Wolfe
Wilmette Masonic Lodge, 1010 Central,Wilmette, IL
7:30 a.m. FREE ADMISSION.
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about south boulevard band
South Boulevard Band is a dynamic group of Chicago music scene veterans.
The members, with almost 200 years of cumulative musical experience, have shared the stage with such notables as Muddy Waters, James Cotton, Sonny Terry, Brownee McGhee and Hubert Sumlin.
They have recorded at CBS Records Chicago, Capitol Records LA, Cherokee Sound LA, United Artists Studio LA and Electric Ladyland NY.
Rhythm section Steve Flugum (bass) and Del Hooks (drums) intuitively lock into the steady backbeat that cements the band’s “tight as rope” sound while occasionally cutting loose with some spirited solos.
Guitarists Willie Shields and Chris Discher lock in tough, tight rhythms and heartfelt solos. While having two distinct playing styles, their singing guitars make you feel every note.
South Boulevard’s Horn section, led by Miles Tesar (tenor sax), add amazing accents and clever contratempos. They bring with them years of formal education in their respective instruments as well as in composition. From Australia to St. Lucia, they’ve played Broadway musicals, chorale pieces, television scores, theatrical productions, gigs with Tony Bennett, Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, Charo (coochie coochie!) —oh, and of course, rock, jazz and blues.
Tying all this music together are the raspy, deep, soulful vocals of Mr. Dudley Fair. This lead singer’s raw emotion commands the audience and brings listeners to their feet. His explosive harp playing is reminiscent of such luminaries as Little Walter and James Cotton.
South Boulevard delivers a great show every time they take the stage!
Hello, SBB fan!
We're pleased as punch to be playing on Saturday, March 25th for a wonderful cause, just up the street in Wilmette. We're headlining a benefit for an adorable baby, Cecilia Wolfe, who has been undergoing some ridiculously complicated (and expensive) medical treatments to keep her going in her first short months of life.
So the Wilmette community is banding together to raise funds for her ongoing medical expenses, and we're happy to be a part of the fun!
We'll be hitting the stage at the Wilmette Masonic Lodge (1010 Central) this coming Saturday, March 25th at 7:30 for dynamic set of all your favorite tunes. But please come earlier to schmooze with us, grab some free food, take in the musical stylings of Blues Extract, and hopefully take your chances in a raffle and silent auction to benefit our youngest fan, Cecilia Wolfe. Admission is free--BYOB! Hope to see you there!
Dudley, Fluges, Willie, Chris, Del, Miles and Sophie
For more details about the event, please feel free to email Jason and Deana at firstname.lastname@example.org