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Dave Specter’s Adventures in Guitar with Jimmy Johnson Celebrating His 90th Birthday

December 12 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm

$15 – $22

Wed December 12
Doors: 7:00PM
Dave Specter’s Adventures in Guitar with Jimmy Johnson Celebrating His 90th Birthday
ALL AGES

DOORS: 7pm | SHOW: 8pm

TICKET PRICES: Reserved Table Seats $22 | GA Limited Seating $15

GENRE: Blues

ABOUT: Join us on Dec. 12th for a very special night of Chicago blues & soul as Dave Specter presents another episode of his long running series Adventures in Guitar with special guest Jimmy Johnson as we celebrate Jimmy’s 90th birthday!

Jimmy and Dave were featured headliners at the 2018 Chicago Blues Festival and have been performing together nationally and internationally for over 25 years.

Dave Specter’s Adventures in Guitar with Jimmy Johnson celebrating his 90th birthday!

Join us on Dec. 12th for a very special night of Chicago blues & soul as Dave Specter presents another episode of his long running series Adventures in Guitar with special guest Jimmy Johnson as we celebrate Jimmy’s 90th birthday!

Jimmy and Dave were featured headliners at the 2018 Chicago Blues Festival and have been performing together nationally and internationally for over 25 years.

Jimmy Johnson has been a fixture on the Chicago blues scene for over 50 years and his combination of soulful vocals and stinging guitar has been thrilling audiences worldwide.

Born in Holly Springs, Mississippi in 1928, Jimmy moved to Chicago in 1950 where he worked as a welder and played guitar in his spare time. He soon started playing professionally with artists like Freddy King, Magic Sam, Otis Rush and Jimmy Dawkins.

His recording career started in the 1970s with albums on Delmark and Alligator Records and Jimmy later recorded on Ruf and Verve Records with his brother, the great R&B artist Syl Johnson.

“A striking, original artist” – The Village Voice
“Twisting, unpredictable guitar style and a soaring, soul-dripping vocal delivery.” – All Music Guide

Dave Specter’s Adventures in Guitar series, which has been running at SPACE for the past nine years, has featured some of the finest talents in blues and jazz guitar including Lurrie Bell, John Primer, Donald Kinsey, Rick Holmstrom, Bobby Broom, Steve Freund, Jeff Parker, Greg Koch and many others.

Dave recently played the 2018 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage festival and soon returns to Europe with dates in France and Switzerland.

“Specter is playing gutsy Magic Sam and Otis Rush Chicago blues with undercurrents of T-Bone Walker and Kenny Burrell. One of the few top-tier guitarists”
– Downbeat

“A global ambassador of Chicago blues” – Chicago Sun Times

Organizer

Dennis M. Kelly
Email:
DKelly@ChicagoMusicGuide.com
Website:
ChicagoMusicGuide.com

Venue

Evanston SPACE
1245 Chicago Avenue
Evanston, IL 60202 United States
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Phone:
847-492-8860
Website:
http://www.evanstonspace.com