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The World of Beer
1601 Sherman, Evanston, IL
(at Fountain Square)
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.
And scream you did! Thanks to a great showing of old and new fans, SBB rocked Chase Bank Plaza and all of downtown Evanston on a perfect July night recently for It’s Thursday! Let’s Dance Evanston. It was great fun to see so many folks having such a good time doing the Soul Train line and winding their way through the plaza in the Love Train. Plenty of great individual and couples dancing, too--Evanston, you sure know how to shake your thang! Thanks to one and all for coming out and enjoying our good vibe tunes. We’ll be just across the street in another few weeks at World of Beer, so please plan to join us for some tasty suds and more rockin’, old school R & B! Please check out our photo folder and see if you can find yourself in the crowd shots…and check back here soon, ‘cause we’re finalizing some more hot summer dates. As always, thanks for your support!
Your friends at South Boulevard Band