DAVE SPECTER @ RAVINIA Concert Series
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DAVE SPECTER: DOUBLE ALBUM TO CELEBRATE HIS 30 YEARS ON DELMARK RECORDS
May 2, 2021 Leave a Comment
The new release will come out in the Fall of 2021. It represents Dave Specter’s musical journey. Dave appears surrounded by a constellation of featured artists including Otis Clay, Jimmy Johnson, Ronnie Earl, Lurrie Bell, Billy Branch, Willie Kent, Jorma Kaukonen, Jack McDuff, Lynwood Slim, Sharon Lewis, Jesse Fortune, Barkin’ Bill Smith, Steve Freund, Floyd McDaniel, Tad Robinson, Lenny Lynn & more. Dave Specter’s career has been intertwined with the deepest roots of Chicago blues and Delmark’s history. The artist is showcased as a guitar virtuoso, as a songwriter and, more recently, also as a singer. Currently, Specter is going through a very creative and rewarding phase. After his highly praised album “Blues From the Inside Out” got warm reviews and huge airplay around the world, his song “The Ballad of George Floyd” has been selected for the exhibit SONGS OF CONSCIENCE, SOUNDS OF FREEDOM at the Woody Guthrie Center, curated by the GRAMMY Museum. These two CDs constitute a definitive testimony on one of the blues masters of the present at the top of his artistry: Dave Specter.
DAVE SPECTER – DELMARK RECORDING ARTIST: GUITARIST, SONGWRITER, BANDLEADER, PRODUCER, PODCAST HOST.
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 Chicago blues and jazz clubs in addition to festivals and concert halls throughout the USA. Since 1989 Dave has toured internationally with performances in Argentina, Brazil, Israel, Spain, England, Northern Ireland, Denmark, France, Italy, The Netherlands, Germany, Norway, Belgium, Sweden, 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/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, Valerie Wellington, Magic Slim, Lonnie Brooks, Ronnie Earl, Otis Clay, Floyd McDaniel, Pinetop Perkins and Jorma Kaukonen.
Dave appears on over 40 albums and DVDs as a guitarist, bandleader and/or producer, with 12 albums as a leader or co-leader on Delmark Records.
He appears on compilation CDs with artists such as Eric Clapton, Carlos Santana, B.B. King, Muddy Waters and Junior Wells.