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Barrelhouse Chuck and the Blue Lights Blues Band

02/01/2016 1:23 pm

Barrelhouse Chuck: Lecture on the History of Chicago Blues Musicians

Friday, February 5
3 p.m., Fisher Memorial Chapel – Lecture
7:30 p.m., Fisher Memorial Chapel – Free Concert

Barrelhouse Chuck (real name Harvey Goering) has been a blues artist since hearing his first Muddy Waters record as a teenager. Shortly after forming his own band he began opening for Willie Dixon, B.B. King, and later Muddy Waters. In 1979, after relocating to Chicago, Chuck met musician Sunnyland Slim and eventually became close friends with piano legend Little Brother Montgomery. In February 2008 he was asked to participate in recording the soundtrack for the upcoming movie ‘Cadillac Records’. For the last 11 years, he has been a member of The Kim Wilson Blues Allstars. Barrelhouse Chuck is a Grammy Award and Pinetop Perkins Piano Player of the Year nominee and a three-time Blues Music Award Winner. In 2014, his album ‘Drifting from Town to Town’ was nominated for a Blues Music Award.

Barrelhouse Chuck and The Blue Lights Band will be performing a free concert at 7:30 p.m. in Fisher Memorial Chapel following the afternoon Forum event.

*This concert will not count as Forum credit for Rockford University students.