Friday March 15th, 8pm
Tickets $30 available at The Wilno Tavern, 613-756-2029
A REAL DEAL TREAT COMES TO THE WILNO TAVERN!
If you have never seen a Real Deal Chicago Blues Band linking members to many legends, now is your chance!
Studebaker John & The Hawks! REAL CHICAGO BLUES BAND!
Featuring John on both Guitar and Blues Harp. Studebaker also toured as lead guitarist for The Yardbirds, the band that had Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton and Jimmy Page as guitarists, pretty decent company! John's gigs are legendary, lasting for hours and laying down infectious Blues based grooves that can make the dead get up and dance!
Studebaker John Grimaldi was born in an Italian-American section of Chicago and started playing harmonica at age 7. Under the spell of music he heard on Maxwell Street, Chicago’s famed blues melting pot, Grimaldi began performing as Studebaker John and the Hawks in the ‘70s. The band referenced the Studebaker Hawk, a car Grimaldi still owns today, and was also intended as a tribute to his friend, J.B. Hutto and the Hawks. John began playing guitar after a life-changing experience of seeing Hound Dog Taylor and the Houserockers perform. “…Hound Dog started playing, hitting notes that sent chills up and down my spine. He was versatile and powerful and would play rhythm as well as leads. I left there knowing what I wanted to do. I had to play slide guitar.”
This is a show you will be talking about for years to come.
Shows in the works: JOHN PRIMER BLUES BAND. Another Blues Legend who was the Band Leader and lead guitarist for such greats as Muddy Waters, Willie Dixon and Magic Slim and The Teardrops. First week of May. Details tba. Thanks everyone for keeping music live! You keep being world class crowds, I'll keep bringing world class talents!