Show: 7:00 pm Doors: 5:00 pm FREE – All Ages FITZGERALDS & WDCB PRESENT BLUESDAY TUESDAY WITH: Lurrie Bell Fitzgerald’s 6615 Roosevelt Road, Berwyn IL 60402 MORE INFO MAKE RESERVATIONS
July 11 – Joe Pratt & SourceOneBand
3:00 PM – 7:00 PM Odyssey 9942 South Torrence Avenue Chicago, IL 60617 MORE INFO (Read more about this special show below)
Pete’s Pics “Blues in Action” by Peter M. Hurley
SIR WALTER SCOTT
Bassist and bandleader Joe Pratt announces a tribute gig on July 11 and offers these words on his friend and bandmate of many years, SIR WALTER SCOTT:
July 11th will be JOE PRATT & SourceOneBand’s first return to the Odyssey (9942 South Torrence Avenue Chicago, IL 60617)to pay tribute to WALTER SCOTT since the Pandemic shut us down March 15, 2020. Sadly, Walter passed away very unexpectedly April 15, 2020. WE TIMED THIS TRIBUTE WITH WALTER’S BIRTH DATE JULY 10TH.
We will be performing “OUTSIDE” in the adjacent lot 3:00 PM – 7:00 PM. Bring your own chairs, but no drinks or coolers PLEASE! There will be servers outside, or you can order from the bar. Owner Howard Smith and I made the decision to return which is in alignment with the City Of Chicago’s announcement of fully reopening. We still encourage all to take the reported Pandemic that has plagued our nation and abroad very seriously. My entire band is fully vaccinated, as is The Odyssey staff, as well as almost all our regular customers. Please know that the Odyssey will continue to monitor and follow Federal CDC, State and City guidelines. So come on out and invite other CardCarryingBluesBrothersAndSisters back to The Odyssey for the best in Live 🥁 Entertainment!
There’s really not much I can add to the Legacy of Walter except to say I’m honored to have been a friend and fellow musician for 40 years. Walter and The Scott Family need no introduction for their precision-based musical talent. The Scotts have inspired many musicians including myself. As stated in my Living Blues Article*, SourceOneBand is comprised of veteran musicians who have performed with music Legends. I was proud to have Walter as a member of my band. He was recognizable at almost every gig we performed, and at every gig I received a free music lesson. (Any musician who performed with Walter would, if they paid attention, LOL).
Bottom line is, Sunday July 11, 2021 we’re going to have a musical good time in honor of the great “SIR WALTER SCOTT.”
*LIVING BLUES MAGAZINE # 233, Nov 2019 article on Joe Pratt & the SourceOneBand by David Whiteis:Read it here.
Mr. Hurley is a contributing photographer and writer for Living Blues Magazine and the staff photographer for Chicago Blues Network. His recent book Blues Legacy: Tradition and Innovation in Chicago, in collaboration with Blues historian and author David Whiteis, showcases his work in the field. His passion for blues music began with a 6th grade dance party discovery of Bo Diddley which led to Little Walter, muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf and so on. It continues to this day. Visit Peter’s Website here.
“Blues from the Inside Out” Dave Specter Interviews Steve Freund
From the archives…Steve Freund takes us on his deep blues journey from his early days growing up in New York, moving to Chicago in the 1970s where he played, toured and recorded with an amazing array of artists including Sunnyland Slim, Big Walter Horton, Luther Allison, winning a Grammy with Koko Taylor, to his current home in California where he’s been a fixture on the West Coast blues scene. Hope you enjoy this shelter in place, Blues From the Inside In, phone interview.
Hosted by Dave Specter, Blues from the Inside Out is a podcast featuring top names in blues and roots music from a unique, artist-to-artist interview perspective and often includes live studio performances and jam sessions. Every episode is a warm, relaxed and engaging conversation between two artists, packed with insights into each guest’s music, life and influences.
“Blues From the Inside Out” and the “No Border Blues” podcasts are supported by Chicago Blues Network, bringing Chicago Blues to the world.Learn about the podcasts here!
Bonus: Lesson with Chicago Blues Masters
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Instead of the Chicago Blues Festival this year, Blues will be featured Sept. 18th at Millennium Park’s Jay Pritzker Pavilion, 5:30 – 8:30 PM.
“A celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Alligator Records with Lil’ Ed & The Blues Imperials, Nick Moss Band featuring Dennis Gruenling, Cash Box Kings with special guests, Shemekia Copeland, Billy Branch and Wayne Baker Brooks” – More info at Chicago.gov