Blue Lunch Featuring Billy Seward: Blues and Soul Revue @ BOP STOP
When: Aug 31, 2018, 8:00pm - 11:00pm
Where: BOP STOP
Tonight we present Blue Lunch with special guest, Billy Seward, for an electrifying evening of blues and soul!
The late 1940’s and early 1950’s were a magical time in American musical history, when blues, rhythm & blues, swing and rock & roll were all one thing. Blue Lunch explores that music and makes it their own. From Cleveland, OH, the band features eight virtuoso musicians performing on guitar, piano, upright bass, drums, harp, saxophones, trumpet, and trombone. In addition to their instrumental work, Blue Lunch also boasts vocalists that includesdo-wop style harmonies in their repertoire. Blue Lunch has released eight cds, Recorded Live at Wilberts, Eyes Wide Open, Not Live at the Copa, Big Sound Blues, Sideswiped, Saxophone Shootout II, Blue Lunch Special--30th Anniversary Edition, and "Above the Fold".
Billy Seward's musical identity is the tale of 2 cities. Beginning in Chicago, with the West Side Blues masters Otis Rush and Magic Sam being the original inspirational source, then heading due south a days ride to Memphis, where the pulsing driving rhythm's and horn counterpoints of Hi Record's section drove singers like O.V Wright, Otis Clay, Syl Johnson and of course Al Green to the highest of high's. From the moment Billy heard Otis Clay singing in a small Chicago North side club, he was hooked and followed that musical trail down to Memphis.
At a time when rock blues guitar seems to define what blues is to many, Billy brings his voice to the front with a rich blend of deep soul and big city blues, paired with the crisp clear bite of the West side drenched blues guitar, a combination that can both excite and soothe but will always satisfy.
Billy's latest CD, "South Shore", was recorded at legendary Delmark Studios in Chicago.
- Bob Frank, Guitar/Vocals
- Bob Michael, Trombone
- Chris Burge, Sax
- Billy Seward, Vocals/Guitar
- Pete London, Vocals/Harmonica
- Stephen Jones, Vocals
- Mike Rubin, Trumpet
- Scott Flowers, Drums
- Ray DeForest, Bass/Vocals
- Mike Sands, Piano