Wed Jun 11 2014

8:00 PM (Doors 7:00 PM)

SPACE

1245 Chicago Avenue Evanston, IL 60202

All Ages

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Featuring Otis Clay, Brother John Kattke & Bob Corritore

Join us for a great evening of Chicago blues, soul and R&B as we celebrate the release of Dave Specter's 10th album, Message in Blue on Delmark Records. CD & Vinyl!

Message in Blue is a soulful and compelling blend of 7 original Specter instrumentals along with powerful blues/R&B vocals. Soul legend Otis Clay appears as a special guest on three tracks, including a re-make of his classic “Got To Find A Way,” The Falcons’ “I Found A Love,” and Bobby Bland's “This Time I’m Gone For Good.”
Brother John Kattke is featured on keys (12 tunes) and vocals (3 tunes), while harp ace Bob Corritore guests on 2 Specter originals.

From tough and tone-full Chicago blues guitar to soul-jazz grooves and funky R&B, Message in Blue draws from a wide variety of American roots music.

Also featured on the album are the veteran rhythm section of Harlan Terson and Marty Binder, who've played in the bands of Albert Collins, Buddy Guy, Lonnie Brooks and Otis Rush.

An option to purchase an autographed copy of the album will pop up when purchasing tickets to this show - receive your signed copy at the party!

SPACE & WDCB 90.9 FM Present
Dave Specter Message In Blue Album Release Party! w/ Otis Clay & special guests

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  • Dave Specter

    Dave Specter

    Blues

    Blues guitarist, bandleader and producer Dave Specter has earned an international reputation as one of the premier young talents on the Chicago blues scene. Since 1985 Specter has performed regularly at top Chicago blues and jazz clubs in addition to festivals and concert halls throughout the USA. Since 1989 Dave has toured internationally with performances in Brazil, Israel, Spain, England, Holland, Denmark, France, Italy, Germany, Norway, Belgium, Switzerland, Poland, Luxembourg, Mexico and Canada.

    Before forming his own band in 1989, Specter toured extensively throughout the U.S. and Europe behind such blues greats as Son Seals, The Legendary Blues Band, Hubert Sumlin, Sam Lay and Steve Freund. Specter has also performed and recorded with such blues and jazz artists as Buddy Guy, Junior Wells, Otis Rush, Jimmy Rogers, Robert Jr. Lockwood, Jimmy Johnson, Jack McDuff, Johnny Adams, Snooky Pryor, Kim Wilson, Tad Robinson, John Primer, Johnny Littlejohn, B.B. Odom, Mighty Joe Young, Valerie Wellington, Magic Slim, Lonnie Brooks, Willie Kent, Ronnie Earl, Eric Alexander, Otis Clay, Floyd McDaniel, Pinetop Perkins and Sunnyland Slim.

    Among Dave Specter's critically acclaimed recordings, his 1991 release Bluebird Blues reached the #1 spot on both the Living Blues national radio charts and the Tower Records blues charts. Blues Access magazine called his CD, Left Turn on Blue, "an absolutely gorgeous blend of vintage blues and jazz." Specter also appears on compilation CDs with artists such as Eric Clapton, Carlos Santana, B.B. King, Muddy Waters and Junior Wells.

    Dave's latest CD, Spectified features special guest David Hidalgo from Los Lobos and Brother John Kattke from the bands of Buddy Guy and Otis Rush. "Specter's ninth album confirms his status as one of the few top-tier guitarists." Downbeat 4 Star review.

    Specter's guitar playing can be heard on national TV and radio commercials for Kraft Foods and Northwest Airlines. Dave's recently been featured in Vintage Guitar and Downbeat magazines and has been a 5 time Critic's Choice in The Chicago Reader.

SPACE & WDCB 90.9 FM Present

Dave Specter Message In Blue Album Release Party! w/ Otis Clay & special guests

Wed Jun 11 2014 8:00 PM

(Doors 7:00 PM)

SPACE Evanston IL
Dave Specter Message In Blue Album Release Party! w/ Otis Clay & special guests
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  • Check out other similar events on TicketWeb.

All Ages

Featuring Otis Clay, Brother John Kattke & Bob Corritore

Join us for a great evening of Chicago blues, soul and R&B as we celebrate the release of Dave Specter's 10th album, Message in Blue on Delmark Records. CD & Vinyl!

Message in Blue is a soulful and compelling blend of 7 original Specter instrumentals along with powerful blues/R&B vocals. Soul legend Otis Clay appears as a special guest on three tracks, including a re-make of his classic “Got To Find A Way,” The Falcons’ “I Found A Love,” and Bobby Bland's “This Time I’m Gone For Good.”
Brother John Kattke is featured on keys (12 tunes) and vocals (3 tunes), while harp ace Bob Corritore guests on 2 Specter originals.

From tough and tone-full Chicago blues guitar to soul-jazz grooves and funky R&B, Message in Blue draws from a wide variety of American roots music.

Also featured on the album are the veteran rhythm section of Harlan Terson and Marty Binder, who've played in the bands of Albert Collins, Buddy Guy, Lonnie Brooks and Otis Rush.

An option to purchase an autographed copy of the album will pop up when purchasing tickets to this show - receive your signed copy at the party!

Dave Specter

Dave Specter

Blues

Blues guitarist, bandleader and producer Dave Specter has earned an international reputation as one of the premier young talents on the Chicago blues scene. Since 1985 Specter has performed regularly at top Chicago blues and jazz clubs in addition to festivals and concert halls throughout the USA. Since 1989 Dave has toured internationally with performances in Brazil, Israel, Spain, England, Holland, Denmark, France, Italy, Germany, Norway, Belgium, Switzerland, Poland, Luxembourg, Mexico and Canada.

Before forming his own band in 1989, Specter toured extensively throughout the U.S. and Europe behind such blues greats as Son Seals, The Legendary Blues Band, Hubert Sumlin, Sam Lay and Steve Freund. Specter has also performed and recorded with such blues and jazz artists as Buddy Guy, Junior Wells, Otis Rush, Jimmy Rogers, Robert Jr. Lockwood, Jimmy Johnson, Jack McDuff, Johnny Adams, Snooky Pryor, Kim Wilson, Tad Robinson, John Primer, Johnny Littlejohn, B.B. Odom, Mighty Joe Young, Valerie Wellington, Magic Slim, Lonnie Brooks, Willie Kent, Ronnie Earl, Eric Alexander, Otis Clay, Floyd McDaniel, Pinetop Perkins and Sunnyland Slim.

Among Dave Specter's critically acclaimed recordings, his 1991 release Bluebird Blues reached the #1 spot on both the Living Blues national radio charts and the Tower Records blues charts. Blues Access magazine called his CD, Left Turn on Blue, "an absolutely gorgeous blend of vintage blues and jazz." Specter also appears on compilation CDs with artists such as Eric Clapton, Carlos Santana, B.B. King, Muddy Waters and Junior Wells.

Dave's latest CD, Spectified features special guest David Hidalgo from Los Lobos and Brother John Kattke from the bands of Buddy Guy and Otis Rush. "Specter's ninth album confirms his status as one of the few top-tier guitarists." Downbeat 4 Star review.

Specter's guitar playing can be heard on national TV and radio commercials for Kraft Foods and Northwest Airlines. Dave's recently been featured in Vintage Guitar and Downbeat magazines and has been a 5 time Critic's Choice in The Chicago Reader.