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 in Berwyn.

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.

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.

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