Illinois Entertainer April 2015 - Page 16

By Rosalind Cummings-Yeates A BLUES MOVIE D www.fitzgeraldsnightclub.com F R I D AY, A P R I L 3 A new generation of rockabilly Wyatt Lowe & The Mayhem Kings with Chicago Blues Angels S AT U R D AY, A P R I L 4 espite the fertile ground of a rich blues legacy and an array of blues legends that call Chicago home, there have been very few cinematic narratives detailing Chicago blues history from the perspective of living blues musicians. Larry Taylor and Bonni McKeown decided to change that with a screen adaptation of their 2010 book, Stepson of The Blues (Peaceful Patriot Press). The movie The Rhythm and The Blues, set on the West Side and starring the actor Leon, will highlight the story of legendary blues died in 1985. His wife, Vera Taylor, was also a blues singer who often performed with him and all eight of their children developed into musicians. The Rhythm and The Blues tells the story of Eddie Taylor's frustration with being cast in Jimmy Reed's shadow and Larry Taylor's struggle to gain recognition from his father as he battles to become a blues musician in his own right, while fighting against the forces of racism and poverty. L to R: Larry Taylor, Bonni Mckeown,Daryl Pitts Emmy-winning bluegrass band Tro ut Steak Revival with The Leadfoot Band T U E S D AY, A P R I L 7 Lagunitas and WDCB's Blues Time with Tom Marker present Tuesday Bluesday with The Kinsey Report F R I D AY, A P R I L 1 0 The premier STEELY DAN tribute experience & Birthday bash! Deacon Blues featuring Grammy nominee Billy Branch T U E S D AY, A P R I L 1 4 In the Club - Stories Inspired By Songs Inspired By Stories! Voice Box with Cathy Richardson F R I D AY, A P R I L 1 7 An acoustic quartet: Robbie backed by some great Nashville players. Robbie Fulks S AT U R D AY, A P R I L 1 8 A California-based collective that merges old school bluegrass, gospel, pre-war blues and the hot swing of New Orleans to form a spicy roots cocktail. Dustbowl Revival S U N D AY, A P R I L 1 9 - 1 : 3 0 P M Come on out for this matinee show for an early dose of western swing, rockabilly, traditional country and R'N'R. Big Sandy and His Fly-Rite Boys T H U R S D AY, A P R I L 2 3 The Schwag: A Grateful Dead Experience BAM: Berwyn Arts & Music Fundraiser (Sidebar) S AT U R D AY, A P R I L 2 5 In The Club... Ronnie Baker Brooks S AT U R D AY, A P R I L 2 5 In The SideBar... Ralph Covert's Acoustic Army W E D N E S D AY, M AY 6 Southern Culture on the Skids plus The Statutes of Liberty Coming Soon: An Evening with Tom Russell, Sonny Landreth 16 illinoisentertainer.com april 2015 Photo: Murphy Media guitarist Eddie Taylor and his son Larry, as they face the challenges of '60s era Chicago. Told from Larry's viewpoint as he grows up among blues royalty and the racial strife of North Lawndale, the film promises to highlight aspec