November 2 at S.P.A.C.E. - The CD party will feature special guests! The legendary and inspirational ageless wonder, "The Bar Room Preacher," Jimmy Johnson with sensational soul and blues vocalist/harpist Tad Robinson, and Austin, TX/Chicago saxophonist Dez Desormeaux! With [Read More]
DOWNBEAT PICKS DAVE SPECTER’S “BLUES FROM THE INSIDE OUT” AS ONE OF THE BEST ALBUMS OF 2020…!!!
Dave Specter Blues From The Inside Out (Delmark) By Bobby Reed | Published January 2020 A middle-aged dog can learn new tricks. This is evidenced by veteran bluesman Dave Specter’s latest release, Blues From The Inside Out. For the first time in [Read More]
Soul Bag Magazine highlights The Ballad of George Floyd: Dave Specter’s song featuring Billy Branch
No one has forgotten the death of African-American George Floyd on May 25, 2020 in Minneapolis, Minnesota, from suffocation under the knee of a police officer. This tragic event will have a global impact and will be marked by multiple condemnations, protests and other [Read More]
“The Ballad of George Floyd”: New Digital Single from Dave Specter with Billy Branch
Dave Specter has written a new song titled "The Ballad of George Floyd", which he sings as a duo with Billy Branch. They are also joined by Brother John Kattke on organ, and Danny Shaffer on guitar. The single will be released digitally by Delmark on Wednesday Sept. 9, with a [Read More]
Fall 2019 Blues Releases: 7 New Delmark CDs!
Jimmy Johnson, Dave Specter, Johnny Burgin, Guy King, Demetria Taylor + Mike Wheeler, Linsey Alexander, and Breezy Rodio, plus a winter 2019 blues release from Willie Buck! -The elder of the Chicago blues scene, 90-years-young JIMMY JOHNSON opens this list with a studio [Read More]
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