DAVE SPECTER Band with Brother John Kattke @ S.P.A.C.E. in Evanston, IL

Dave Specter Band with Brother John Kattke at SPACE in Evanston, IL // Doors: 7pm | Show: 8pm // Tickets: $15 – $25

Dave Specter Band with Brother John Kattke

Dec 03

Dave Specter Band with Brother John Kattke


Dave Specter Band with Brother John Kattke at SPACE in Evanston, IL // Doors: 7pm | Show: 8pm // Tickets: $15 – $25



When and where

Date and time

Sat, December 3, 2022, 8:00 PM CST, Doors at 7:00 PM


SPACE 1245 Chicago Avenue Evanston, IL 60202Hide map

GENRE: Blues


Dave Specter has earned an international reputation as one of the premier talents on the Chicago music scene. Since 1985 Specter has performed regularly at top venues and festivals throughout the USA and toured internationally in 19 countries. Brother John Kattke, who’s performed and toured with the bands of Buddy Guy, Otis Rush and Koko Taylor, is one of the MVPs on today’s Chicago blues scene. A triple threat musician on vocals, keyboards and guitar, John leads the house band at Buddy Guy’s Legends and has performed on The Tonight Show and has toured internationally with a wide variety of stellar artists.

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/or recorded with such 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, Magic Slim, Lonnie Brooks, Ronnie Earl, Otis Clay, Floyd McDaniel, Pinetop Perkins and Jorma Kaukonen.

Dave appears on over 50 albums and DVDs as a guitarist, bandleader and/or producer, with 12 albums as a leader or co-leader on Delmark Records. His new double album celebrating Dave’s 30 years on Delmark Records was released in October, 2021. Specter appears on compilation albums with artists such as B.B. King, Muddy Waters, Buddy Guy, Junior Wells, T-Bone Walker, Eric Clapton, Carlos Santana and Mike Bloomfield. Dave was inducted into The Chicago Blues Hall of Fame in 2018.

Recently featured in Rolling Stone, Dave’s handwritten song lyrics are on display at The Woody Guthrie Center’s Songs of Conscience, Sounds of Freedom exhibit in Tulsa alongside Bruce Springsteen’s lyrics.

“One of the few top-tier guitarists” – Downbeat

“Dave Specter is a global ambassador of Chicago Blues” – Chicago Sun-Times



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