Vance Guitar Kelly
Dinner service starts @ 4:30pm
Performance @ 8pm
Vance “Guitar” Kelly (Blues/Soul) 8-11pm
A Chicago Blues Fest Alum and stalwart on the Chicago Blues scene for many years who’s repertoire ranges from up-tempo, Chicago-style blues to 70s-era soul and down-home gospel… with just the slightest hint of disco thrown-in for good measure.
Kelly’s very capable Backstreet Blues Band, consisting of Kelly on guitar, Ethel Reed on vocals, Stan Mixons on bass, Gary Salomon and Charles Kimble on sax, Johnny Cotton on trombone, John Wells on keys, Johann Ross Jr. on drums, De Shun Burns on drums, and Dayrock on bass. Kelly’s guitar influences would certainly appear to include at least two of the Kings – B.B. and Freddie – but he also brings his own distinctive approach to the instrument. His solos are crisp and his tone clear and bell-like, and his playing covers a wide swath stylistically.
Followed by DJ’s Ryan Ross & All The Way Kay
Dinner reservations: 312.880.1511 / VIP Experience: [email protected]