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Benefit for Evanston Youth Job Center
Stadium Club, Soldier Field, Chicago, IL
8 - 11:30 PM.
Custer Street Fair
Main and Chicago, Evanston, IL
7 - 9 PM
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 Steve Capillo (drums) provide a tight, funky bottom that has evolved over 40 years (that’s right—40!) of playing together.
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.
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 them to their feet. His explosive harp playing is reminiscent of such luminaries as Little Walter and James Cotton.
Add in the blues-infused sound of the Third Coast Horns, and South Boulevard delivers a great show every time they take the stage.
Legendary producer Jim Tullio has created more than 60 albums for such music industry giants as Mavis Staples, Richie Havens, Dave Mason, David Bromberg, Sonia Dada and Steve Goodman. He’s written songs with the likes of Los Lonely Boys, Rita Coolidge, Bonnie Koloc, and Michael McDermott--more than 2,000 songs, as a matter of fact. A brilliant bass player, he’s performed with Bonnie Raitt, John Prine, Corky Siegel, Loudin Wainwright and Leonard Cohen. He’s studied composition with Aaron Copeland, won two coveted Grammy Awards, and also took home an Emmy for the PBS series “Look at Me.” If you’ve been anywhere near a TV or radio for the past 20 years, you would certainly recognize some of the commercial jingle work he’s written and produced for McDonald’s, Ford, Budweiser, Chevrolet and countless others that earned him more than 50 Clio awards.
And now, in collaboration certain to add more bronze to his shelves and feathers in his cap, Jim Tullio has taken on the raw talent of Evanston’s own South Boulevard Band!
Needless to say, we are more than thrilled that this music industry giant recognizes our potential and is willing to help us channel our energies into creating some chart-busting originals for our very first CD! We will be frequenting his amazing Butcher Boy studios during the next few months, as time and finances allow, to complete this somewhat herculean effort.
And we can’t wait to share the results with you! We’re adding our newest original tunes into our upcoming set lists, so prepare to be amazed. Please keep checking back here often for new shows as they’re finalized. We look forward to seeing you!
Your friends at South Boulevard Band