Chicago Blues Reunion- Featuring Barry Goldberg, Nick “The Greek” Gravenites, Harvey “The Snake” Mandel, Corky Siegel, Tracy Nelson, Sam Lay and Other Blues Greats!

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Buried Alive In The Blues is a celebration of the first generation of white musicians who openly embraced the blues. They were accepted and included to the point of performing with their black heroes and they established one of the first integrated Chicago groups, the Paul Butterfield Blues Band in the ‘60s. This generation is now approaching or has already entered their senior years. Like your favorite grandparents, they have a valuable history that deserves to be told and heard. Chicago Blues Reunion’s members have led interconnected professional lives for the past five decades. Nick Gravenites (vocals/guitar) wrote Buried Alive In The Blues for Janis Joplin and Born In Chicago – the signature song of The Paul Butterfield Blues Band featuring Sam Lay (vocals/drums). Butterfield’s guitarist, Mike Bloomfield later joined The Electric Flag, which included Barry Goldberg (keyboards) and Gravenites. Tracy Nelson (vocals) was a fixture on Chicago’s 1960s folk and blues scenes before she founded Mother Earth. Harvey Mandel (guitar), a Bloomfield protégé, was part of Canned Heat and John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers. Corky Siegel (harmonica/vocals) has been a Chicago fixture from his years with the Siegel-Schwall Blues Band. Joining them are Gary Mallabar (drums), Rick Reed (bass), and Zach Wagner (guitar).

By Rich Buckland 04/03/2018 05:21 PM

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