Delmark Blues shows at Hey Nonny BLUES WEEK! Mud Morganfield & Studebaker John (Feb 4) Delmark Blues All-Stars (Feb 5) Chicago Blues Supersession (Feb 3)


7:30 pm Doors 6:30 pm All Ages

Blues Week: Delmark Allstars


The Delmark All Star Band:

Jimmy Burns – vocals & guitar
Sharon Lewis – vocals
Bob Stroger – bass & vocals
Billy Flynn – guitar & vocals
Roosevelt Purifoy – keyboards
Willie “The Touch” Hayes – drums & vocals

The Delmark All Star Band has a long and well-established tradition, going back to the famous Delmark Blues Brunch during each edition of the old Chicago Blues Festival at Grant Park. The band showcases the multiple talents of Delmark recording artists who loved playing together and living together the joy of blues.
For this show at Hey Nonny the Delmark All Star presents a constellation of blues star on their own right:

Jimmy Burns: Singer, guitarist, and songwriter, Jimmy Burns is a contemporary bluesman who combines his Delta roots with R&B and soul to come up with a sound uniquely his own. Burns is a charismatic performer with an expressive, soulful, voice and a melodic guitar style to match. He has 4 albums on Delmark and is one the most beloved personalities of Chicago blues.

Sharon Lewis: She one of the finest vocalists on Chicago scene, today. “Basically, I wanted the message to be about dealing with life – coping, surviving.” Sharon says. Her songs are dealing with the basics of everyday life. The blend of soul, blues, and R&B delivers the perfect soundtrack for her lyrics. Sharon has two amazing albums on Delmark Records and her 2022 Ballantine’s Day single put her at the top of the international blues charts.

Bob Stroger: at 92 years of age bassist and singer won Bass Player of 2021 and his most recent album has topped all the traditional blues charts around the world. He is one of the living master of the blues, he has played with the who of who of blues, like Jimmy Rogers, Eddie Taylor, Eddy Clearwater,  Sunnyland Slim , Louisiana Red, Buster Benton, Homesick James,  Snooky Pryor, Odie Payne, Fred Below and many others. He is one of the artists with a longer and deeper relationship with Delmark Records: his bass can be heard in thirty four Delmark Albums.

Willie “The Touch” Hayes is one of the living masters of blues drums and a Grammy Award winner. He has been Inducted into the Chicago Blues Hall of Fame. On addition to his musical career he is an actor in movies such as “Thief”, “Hardball”, “Ali”, “Road to Perdition”, “The Express”. He worked with Tom Hanks, Will Smith, James Caan and Dennis Quaid, among others.
He has been the chosen drummer for: Son Seals, Junior Wells, Magic Sam, Chainsaw Dupont, Luther Allison, Carey Bell, Johnny Dollar, Mighty Joe Young, Buddy Guy, B.B. King, Albert Bashor, Otis Clay, Muddy Waters, Willie Dixon, Koko Taylor, Luther Allison, The Temptations, Lurrie Bell, Big Twist, the Mellow Fellows, and more.

Billy Flynn joined Jimmy Dawkins’ backing band in 1975 and since then he has become one of the most respected masters of the blues guitar.  he has worked and recorded with Bryan Lee, Little Smokey Smothers, Mark Hummel, Willie Kent, Snooky Pryor, Big Bill Morganfield, John Brim, Jody Williams, Little Arthur Duncan,  Deitra Farr , Billy Boy Arnold and many more blues stars. He is a permanent presence in Delmark’s recording sessions and he has an album as a leader on Delmark, the greatly admired “Lonesome Highway”.

Roosevelt “Hatter” Purifoy Jr. has performed for decades with a who’s who of artists: Buddy Guy, Marvin Gaye, Son Seals, Jimmy Johnson, Willie Clayton; and he appears on dozens and dozens of recordings, likely into the hundreds, included several Delmark Albums. His talent for adapting his style to best support other artists has led to sessions with Lurrie Bell, Syl Johnson, Sugar Blue, Larry McCray, Eddie Burns, Mavis Staples, the Kinsey Report and Jimmy Johnson’s final album “Every Day of Your Life”.


7:30 pm Doors 6:30 pm All Ages

Blues Week: Mud Morganfield w/Studebaker John

About Mud Morganfield:

Multi-award-winning artist Mud Morganfield is an established star in the world of Blues music. The eldest son of the legendary Muddy Waters, Mud was brought up surrounded by many of the finest musicians in the Blues. Mud’s singing is firmly in best of traditions of Chicago Blues, but he is also a writer of great new songs and he is backed by some of the best musicians playing today. He is acclaimed by both critics and artists such as Buddy Guy and Jools Holland for his own musical ability,

Mud’s latest album, They Call Me Mud, was released on March 9, 2018, and is getting extensive airplay and great reviews.

Mud’s award-winning album, Son of the Seventh Son, was launched on Severn Records in 2012 and earned great reviews. The album was nominated in the Best Album and the Traditional Blues Male Artist Album categories of the 2013 Blues Foundation Blues Music Awards here. In 2014, Mud’s collaboration with Kim Wilson, the album For Pops, attracted more critical acclaim and awards.

Mud capped a great 2012 with appearances on the iconic British music show Later… with Jools Holland on 20th and 23rd November 2012 – see the video page, plus being featured in Clash Music here (with an exclusive video).

‘Son of the Seventh Son’ makes the Top 50 albums of 2012 for Classic Rock – the Blues magazine and‘s best Blues albums of 2012 in addition to its two Blues Blast awards.

About Studebaker John:

Studebaker John Grimaldi was born in an Italian-American section of Chicago and started playing harmonica at age 7. Under the spell of music he heard on Maxwell Street, Chicago’s famed blues melting pot, Grimaldi began performing as Studebaker John and the Hawks in the ‘70s. The band name referenced the Studebaker Hawk, a car Grimaldi still owns today, and was also intended as a tribute to his friend, J.B. Hutto and the Hawks. John began playing guitar after a life-changing experience of seeing Hound Dog Taylor and the Houserockers perform. “…Hound Dog started playing, hitting notes that sent chills up and down my spine. He was versatile and powerful and would play rhythm as well as leads. I left there knowing what I wanted to do. I had to play slide guitar.”


 Mud Morganfield’s Website:


7:30 pm Doors 6:30 pm All Ages


Every performance showcases Chicago’s finest and seasoned Blues Singers and Musicians. Each one is an established Chicago Blues Artist, and could easily carry a whole show on their own. However, by having them all together on the same stage it becomes a very special musical event.

Inspired by the Classic Blues Reviews of the 1950s & 1960s, The Chicago Blues SuperSession utilizes the same rhythm section (guitar, bass, keyboards, and drums) and then rotates the front singers. By changing styles and different rhythms the audience can enjoy an exciting and diverse performance. It’s like a complete Blues Festival all in one show.

​The SuperSession has performed at the Ann Arbor Blues Festival, The Chicago Blues Festival, Milwaukee’s Big Barbeque, the Big Bear Blues Festival, The Chicago History Museum and many other venues all over the Midwest.

Line up includes:

Bob Stroger

Billy Flynn

Dave Katzman

Kenny Smith

John Kattke

Amy Lowe

Melvin Smith

Omar Coleman

Kate Moss

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