Live at Gypsy Highway
GHW Welcome's back the 2020 International Blues Challenge winner, Hector Anchondo to the stage for a Sunday Funday outdoor Patio show you won't wanna miss. With the IBC trophy in hand and 2020 appearances including The Chicago Blues Festival, The Big Blues Bender, and the October Legendary Rhythm and Blues Cruise adding to his resume, Anchondo continues to build on a solid foundation of hard work and hard touring.
Weekly blues jam including various blues artists.
+ Ghost Town Blues Band
MVBS.org is proud to present two highly-awarded and internationally recognized first-rate blues bands. Ghost Town Blues Band will open at 5:00 on Sunday, June 20th, followed by The Bruce Katz Band at 7:00 at The Viking Club, 1450 41st Street Moline. Admission will be $15 at the door. All proceeds benefit the Mississippi Valley Blues Society's mission.
Bruce Katz is a legendary keyboardist who has released 11 albums as a leader and has appeared on over 75 other records with the likes of John Hammond, Delbert McClinton, Ronnie Earl, Little Milton, Butch Trucks, Duke Robillard, David "Fathead" Newman, and many, many others. He is a unique player and composer who combines Blues and American Roots music with jazz and improvisational rock music elements that create a signature sound that is all his own.
Horns, harmonies, and homegrown instruments combined with an energetic and roots-rich festival set make Ghost Town Blues Band one of the "must-see live bands on the festival scene today."
Live at Gypsy Highway
Join Us for an Outdoor Live Music Show this summer featuring one of our favorites, Chicago's Blues Kitten, Ivy Ford! Grab your sunscreen and join in on the fun! Let's use the new outdoor patio space and covered pavilion. $5 Cover. Ivy Ford, singer, musician, entertainer. Waukegan born and raised, at 27 she is quite the up-and-coming artist of the Chicago blues and live music scene. Ivy Ford started performing live with Kenosha-based band The Real Deal, managed by Steve Rainey at 13 and since then continues to nurture her niche and calling to the music. She plays piano, alto saxophone, drums, bass guitar, and guitar which are primarily self-taught. In late 2012, Ford joined a local blues band which in time evolved into Ivy Ford and The Cadillacs and gained fair amounts of popularity.
Fast forward a few years and Ivy Ford has managed to take the Chicago scene by storm, including making her debut performance at The Chicago Blues FESTIVAL 2016. In January 2015 Ivy Ford opened for the legend, Buddy Guy at his club in Chicago and continues to share the stage with Chicago blues hall of famers, J.B. Ritchie, Joe Moss, Toronzo Cannon, and Tom Holland. She fronts her very own band and besides obtaining the title of "Chicago's Blues Kitten," performs song selections from not just the blues genres but RnB and soul. Aside from performing every weekend at both private and public events, clubs, and venues, she is in the process of recording an unplugged album including originals. Some recent events for Ford include, radio shows on 90.9 WDCB, In a Nutshell radio show on 98.3 WRLR, and STAR 105.5. She's been a part of Buddy Guys Legends, Artist series and traveled to Minneapolis, MN to perform at Artspace's 2013 Celebration at the Cowle Theater. Ivy Ford has been featured in Buddy Guy's Blues and Music News, Lake County Magazine, and Blues Guitar Expert's online forum. To follow or checkin to Ford's shows and happenings go to www.Facebook.com/IvyFord or Twitter at #MissIvyFord.
Ivy Ford, is one of the leading "youngbloods" of blues and brings a refreshing yet classic face to the blues. She handles her cherry red, Epiphone-339 with as much confidence as any of the bluesmen today and can belt out notes to fill a room and serenade a phrase sweeter than sugar in ways that make anyone and everyone tune in to what she has to say. Ivy Ford, always respects the history and tradition of roots and blues music, while presenting it in a fresh, young, and trendy way.
Live at Rhythm City Casino
One of the most impressive guitarists to emerge from the rich Bayous of Southern Louisiana in recent years, Tab Benoit's guitar tone can be recognized before his Otis-Redding-ish voice resonates from the speakers. He doesn't rely on any effects and his set up is simple. It consists of a guitar, cord, and Category 5 Amplifier. The effects that you hear come from his fingers.
Live at Gypsy Highway
The Gypsy Highway welcomes back Rip Cat Records Artist, Orphan Jon for a night of red hot smoking blues. $5 Cover. Orphan Jon is an American Roots and Blues artist originally from Bakersfield, California. OJATA; often referred to by fans of Orphan Jon while touring with his band The Abandoned, was formed in 2015 by Jon English. In the Fall of 2017 he was signed to SoCal’s highly respected and well established blues label Rip Cat Records; a label that has such legendary and iconic blues artists as The Blasters, Kid Ramos, Lynwood Slim, Barry Levenson, White Boy James, KK Martin, Blue Lunch, as well as contemporary artists as John Clifton, Black Market III, Alastair Greene, Johnny Mastro and Mamas Boys, Jade Bennett and Gino Matteo.
OJATA is quickly becoming a go to band because of the high energy and passion they display while performing. Roots and Blues is their life blood, and it shows in their ever popular originals; and the few selective covers, they bring to every show. It is the bands goal to captivate the audience from the first note struck until the last chord is played while entertaining them both musically and visually.
Orphan Jon simply put, is a very unique artist. Unique in that he expresses himself in such a way; that’s so different; both vocally and physically, that many have said after seeing him perform live, they’ve never seen nor heard anyone like him before. And along with his touring band The Abandoned there’s an energy that not only captures the traditional fans of the blues; which they so love and cherish, but also have been gaining more and more of a younger audience due to the Roots style of music they showcase everywhere they’ve been honored to play.
& The Destroyers
Since 1975, George Thorogood & The Destroyers have sold over 15 million albums, played more than 8,000 ferocious live shows, and built a catalog of classic hits that includes “Who Do You Love”, “I Drink Alone”, “One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer”, “Move It On Over” and “Bad To The Bone”. Now “one of the most iconic bands in rock & roll history” (Rapid City Journal) celebrates it all with their Good To Be Bad Tour: 45 Years Of Rock. $1 of the ticket fee is going to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.