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Saturday, October 19, 2013
Studebaker John Solo Acoustic Blues, Live at Val's Halla 10/19/2013
I started the day someone who never had much use for the
harmonica and by the time the sun went down I had found new respect for this humble
instrument. This transformation was facilitated by Chicago bluesman Studebaker
John’s solo acoustic set he played at Val’s Halla in Oak Park IL. on the
afternoon of Oct. 19th. This
was kind of a warm-up for his record release party later that night at nearby Fitzgerald’s
John played for about a half hour singing, playing guitar
and harmonica while keeping a rock steady beat on his amplified Pepsi crate. In
a word fantastic. Besides the outstanding performance I was treated to a before
and after show seminars on John’s unique harmonica stand and the general
development of the blues harp. This in the form of a conversation between John,
store owner Val Cameletti and “Blues Before Sunrise” radio host Steve Cushing
who was also in attendance. We have posted a total of five clips from this show you can see them all at Val's Halla records on YouTube. .http://www.youtube.com/user/ValsHallaOP?feature=watch
With their new CD release “Studebaker John & the Maxwell
St. Kings Old School Rockin” John and the band will be on the road across the
country for the next couple of months. Check him out and pick up his new
release. For more information follow the link.
Val’s Halla is going to be featuring a great deal of live music in November. On each Saturday she
is opening her stage to three local artists for short sets. For more
information check out the Val’s Halla web site.