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Album Release Party at Gypsy Highway
Come celebrate the release of our new album, "Tell Tale Heart", at our Quad Cities release party! And yes, we'll have the new album with us, along with new shirts and more! Join us for a fun night of Live Music with The Avey Grouws Band. The Billboard-charting Avey Grouws Band merges the sounds of the Mississippi River into a high energy, passionate roots and blues-rock sound you don't wanna miss! They recently opened for Walter Trout at The Adler Theater and bring a high-energy show to the stage that will have you out on the dancefloor all night.
Avey Grouws Band met at a blues jam on the Iowa side of the Quad Cities along the Mississippi River, and have since put their Quad Cities sound into the world with the release of their debut album 'The Devil May Care' in March of 2020. The album hit #10 on the Billboard Blues Album Chart, #24 for 2020 on the Roots Music Report Top Contemporary Blues Album Chart, “Rise Up” was named top song of 2020 in the Ben Vee Roadhouse 66 top songs of 2020, “Come and Get This Love” won top honors in the Unsigned Only Songwriting Competition and in the International Songwriting Competition, Avey Grouws Band was nominated for the 2020 BBMAs for Debut Album New Artist and is currently up for 4 awards in the 2021 Independent Blues Awards, including Best New Artist, Best New Artist Album.
Not a band to rest, Avey Grouws Band just finished recording their highly-anticipated 2nd album ‘Tell Tale Heart’ in Nashville with Grammy award winner Casey Wasner (Keb' Mo', Taj Mahal, Robben Ford). The album will drop on September 24, 2021.
Live at Gypsy Highway
Gypsy Highway Welcomes back The Ivy Ford Band to the Outdoor stage for a beautiful fall concert. Join us for a great time as The Ivy Ford Band does their thing getting us all out there dancing all night long! Please note this is an earlier show 7-11 pm than what we usually do indoors. $5 Cover.
Bio: Known as The Blues Kitten. Serving an experience of music to soothe your soul & fill your heart...As a multi-instrumentalist including electric guitar, Ivy Ford holds her own and entertains her audience and listeners. Ivy Ford, singer, musician, entertainer. Waukegan born and raised, at 28 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, a 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 check in 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 Gypsy Highway
Join us for a fun afternoon of music with Chris Avey and Crew playing some live music for your listening pleasure. There is No Cover for this event. If the weather's nice, well do it on the outdoor stage.