Reverend Raven and the Chain Smokin’ Altar Boys featuring Westside Andy

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Reverend Raven and the Chain Smokin’ Altar Boys featuring Westside Andy

October 21 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm

$3 – $15

$10 adv/ $15 at the door (advance sales until 3pm day of show, then available at the door). Doors at 7pm, showtime 8pm

Bringing crowds to their feet at the hardest to please and sophisticated night clubs in the Midwest, Reverend Raven and the Chain Smoking Altar Boys play traditional blues, straight up with a big dose of passion. With smoking grooves, served up with hot harmonica and smooth stinging guitar they play original songs peppered with nods to Slim Harpo, Little Walter, Jimmy Rogers, Billy Boy Arnold, Junior Wells and the three Kings.

Born and raised on south side of Chicago, the Reverend has been playing the blues since 1971 when he first saw Freddy King play at the Kinetic Theatre in Chicago. After 15 year hitch in the Navy, Chief Raven moved to Milwaukee where he began a long friendship and collaboration with Madison Slim, long time harmonica player for Jimmy Rogers.

Since 1990 he has opened for B.B King, Gatemouth Brown, Pinetop Perkins, Koko Taylor Band, Junior Wells, Billy Branch, Magic Slim, Elvin Bishop, Sugar Blue, Lonnie Brooks, William Clarke, Lefty Dizz, Rod Piazza, Fabulous Thunderbirds, Duke Robillard, Jeff Healy, Trampled Underfoot, Mike Zito, Nick Moss, Tommy Castro and numerous others at festivals and at Buddy Guy’s Legends where he has been on rotation for over 18 years.

“Best in the Midwest”
Johnny Rawls

“You guys are the real deal”
Tad Robinson

“Bloody Excellent”
Hugh Laurie

“Excellent”
Chicago Blues Guide

“These guys are really good
Bruce Iglauer

“Highly recommended”
Rockin Johnny Burgin

“They are very, very good. That’s why I keep having them back at my club”
Buddy Guy

$10 adv/ $15 at the door (advance sales until 3pm day of show, then available at the door). Doors at 7pm, showtime 8pm

Venue

Anodyne Coffee Roasting Co.
224 W Bruce St.
Milwaukee, WI 53204 United States
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Phone:
(414) 763-1143
Website:
https://anodynecoffee.com/walkerspoint.php