iView Music presents the first episode of the Chicago Blues Music Series: “Delmark Records 70th Anniversary Blues Revue,” an epic night of blues music, performed at the Al Larson Prairie Center for The Arts in Schaumburg IL. Three prominent acts from the venerable Chicago label’s roster are featured, as well as revealing interviews with Julia Miller and Elbio Barilari of Delmark, Michael Frank of Earwig Music, and the performing Delmark artists.
First, Dave Weld & The Imperial Flames hit the stage with guest artist, harmonica player Pierre Lacocque, showcasing driving blues, boogie and soul. Following the Flames is the versatile Mike Wheeler Band, who deliver “old school for the new century” (Blues Blast), joined by singer and Blues Music Award nominee Demetria Taylor. The evening closes with the “global ambassador of Chicago Blues” (Chicago Sun-Times) Dave Specter Band with Delta roots guitarist/singer Jimmy Burns.
With more than 2 hours of musical history, the “Delmark Records 70th Anniversary Blues Revue” will be livestreamed at 8:00 pm CDT on Saturday, February 4, 2023 on Mandolin. Get your tickets for the show and sign-up for the special VIP After Party with Julia, Elbio, Michael, and artists from the show.
The special VIP After Party will be include sharing the history of Delmark and the artists relationship with the venerable Chicago record label. Grab your tickets here. Each ticket includes one (1) entry into the livestream event and on-demand replay for 48 hours after the broadcast ends.
Delmark Records was founded by Bob Koester in 1953. By now Delmark is the oldest continuously operating blues & jazz label in the US. Help us to celebrate Delmark’s birthday, now under the leadership of guitarist/composer Julia A. Miller, Delmark’s new president since 2018. Delmark treasures Bob’s legacy and its amazing catalogue of over 12,000 songs. The whole Delmark catalogue is now digitally available.