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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 James Wilson (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.
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.
The weather may be chilly, but Dudley and the rest of the SBB gang are sweating up a storm! They’re working on a bunch of new cover tunes and some amazing new originals as they prepare to head back into the studio to continue work on their new CD.
Please check back here often to watch for announcements for upcoming shows, or you could just “contact us” at the bottom of this page and join our ever-growing e-mail list to get preferential treatment! WE PROMISE will never sell (or just give away) your name and address to any other entity, and if you ever want to be removed from the list, just let us know and it shall be so.
Thank you for your continued interest and support!
Your friends at South Boulevard Band