Saturday, March 17, 2018 - 7:30pm to Sunday, March 18, 2018 - 12:00am
$15-17 Reserved Seating/$10 General Admission. Tickets available at the venue during open hours prior to the date of the show with NO FEES! Doors open 5pm nightly Wednesday-Sunday.
7:30 Opener TBA
Cathy Richardson - vocals, guitar
Peaches Staten - vocals, frottoir
Anne Harris - fiddle, vocals
Dave Herrero - lead guitar, vocals
Marvin Little - bass
Ellen Miller - harmonica, vocals
Tony Dale - drums
Jon Wade - keyboards
Chicago harmonica player Ellen Miller lives on Nelson Street. And every year at the corner of Nelson and Racine, local bar Will's Northwoods Inn throws a block party called Musky Fest. And every year for the past 5 years, Ellen invites some of her musical friends to come out and play as Ellen Miller and Friends... and Ellen just happens to have some pretty incredible musical friends.
For example, Peaches Staten is an acclaimed headliner on the International Blues scene, Anne Harris plays fiddle around the world with Otis Taylor Band, Cathy Richardson is a GRAMMY nominated solo artist and the lead singer for rock legends Jefferson Starship, Dave Herrero is a globe trotting solo artist and session player, drummer Tony Dale's credits are too numerous to mention and Marvin Little plays bass with luminaries like Billy Branch and John Scofield. And then there's Jon Wade who fell into their laps as a regular at Will's, and as it turns out, is a slamming keyboardist who has toured with Voo Davis among others.
It was a decidedly loose gig with no real agenda except to have some fun and play for Ellen's neighbors. With many of the musicians in international touring bands, doing much more than that seemed unlikely. But, as they say, timing is everything, and so fun it was that when it was suggested that they move this band off the street and onto the scene, no matter how daunting of a task that may prove to be, nobody said no. In fact, they all replied, "I'm IN!" Or something to that effect.
And so, Nelson Street Revival was born. No demo, no band photo, no video... the first and most obvious thing to do is start booking gigs, right? With that in mind, our debut show at Frankie's Blue Room on December 17, 2015 was recorded and filmed for promotional purposes.
Nelson Street Revival is a new Chicago Roots, Blues and Soul jamband supergroup with an insane pedigree. Expect a high energy, booty shaking, earth rattling, soul moving experience as these music veterans interpret standards, re-imagine classic rock and modern pop songs, draw from their deep well of original songs as solo artists, and go off on some sick jams.