LIL' ED & The Blues Imperials

Jan 18, 2019 - Jan 19, 2019

Must be 21+ to attend.

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From smoking slide guitar boogies to raw-boned Chicago shuffles to the deepest slow blues, Lil’ Ed Williams is an awe-inspiring master bluesman. He and his blistering, road-tested band, The Blues Imperials—guitarist Mike Garrett, bassist James “Pookie” Young, drummer Kelly Littleton—are celebrating 30 amazing years together. Live, Lil’ Ed And The Blues Imperials simply can’t be beat as Ed breaks out the deepest back-bends, the highest toe-walks, and the most authentic electric slide-guitar blues being played today. Not since the heyday of Hound Dog Taylor & The House Rockers has a Chicago blues band made such a consistently joyous, rollicking noise.

Lil’ Ed boasts a direct bloodline to blues history—his uncle and musical mentor was the great Chicago slide guitarist, songwriter and recording artist J.B. Hutto. According to The Chicago Tribune, “Williams represents one of the few remaining authentic links to the raucous, pure Chicago blues.”



Friday, January 25, 2019 - 8:00 PM

Must Be 21+ to attend.

Detroit’s hippest record label, Funky D Records presents two of today’s hottest bands Tino G’s DUMPSTER MACHINE /wsg Brandon Calhoun. Full sets from both bands. Grab a copy of DUMPSTER’S debut release “Lo Flyin’.”


MIKE LESLIE from Candlebox

Saturday, January 26, 2019 - 8:00 PM

Must Be 21+ to attend.

An “up close and intimate” Evening with Detroit’s own MIKE LESLIE of Candlebox.



Saturday, February 2, 2019 - 8:00 PM

Must be 21+ to attend.

J,D, Simo grew up in Chicago. He began playing guitar at the age of five. By age 15, Simo had already formed a band and released a live EP recorded in Phoenix Arizona. In the winter of 2006 he moved to Nashville, This led to Simo’s employment as an in-demand session musician.

In 2010, he formed the rock band SIMO with Frank Swart and Adam Abrashoff. 2015 brought the band its first tours out of the south. Opening shows for Gregg Allman, Deep Purple, Blackberry Smoke, and Trigger Hippy. On the strength of their live show and growing fan base, the band with Mascot Label Group in June. They finished they’re second record entitled Let Love Show the Way at the Allman Brothers former residence in Macon, Georgia.

In the beginning of 2018, JD embarked on his first solo tour opening for Tommy Emmanuel. In June JD played his first show as a member of Phil Lesh and Friends at Lesh’s Terrapin Crossroads.



Feb 8, 2019 - Feb 9, 2019

Must be 21+ to attend.

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After taking an extended break for most of 2018 Chicago’s Blues-Rock band, The STEEPWATER Band, returns for a weekend of great music at CALLAHAN’S. Over the years the band has become a club favorite for their straight-ahead Blues influenced sound. Grab your tickets and checkout the revitalized STEEPWATER Band.



Sunday, February 10, 2019 - 7:30 PM

Must be 21+ to attend.

She is the older sister of Samantha Fish and a up and coming artist of her own. Her sophomore Vizztone release “Free” drew favorable reviews and cracked the 2018 Roots Music Report Top 200. Most recently she captured a Blues Music Award nomination for “Best Emerging Artist of the Year.” AMANDA FISH is definitely establishing herself as her own artist.

She is widely acknowledged for her powerful soulful vocals. She is also a maturing songwriter and plays multiple-instruments. She describes her sound as Blues, Roots, and Soul.



Friday, February 15, 2019 - 8:00 PM

Must be 21+ to attend.

Otis draws from the raw electric sounds of Muddy Waters and stirs in a heavy influence of Southern sounds, courtesy of The Allman Brothers Band, Wet Willie, and more. This sums up what the sound of Otis is musically and gives a glimpse into the sound and soul of the four-piece band.

The members of Otis consist of Boone Froggett vocals/guitar, Steve Jewell guitar, John Seeley bass, and Andrew Gilpin drums. The members of Otis share the same vision of writing and creating organic music while taking their audience to church by hitting on all emotions.

If a stage filled with vintage music gear and Blues flavored Rock and Roll music is something you enjoy, then it’s time to drink from the healing waters of Otis

“The “OTIS” disc is stunning. Fine singing, authentically talented harp work, sweet guitar tones… all around enjoyable listening. Done burned it in to the hard drive…!” – Billy F. Gibbons – ZZ Top



Saturday, February 23, 2019 - 8:00 PM

Must be 21+ to attend.

Featuring native-Detroiter Dan Carelli on lead guitar.

Chicago’s Mike Ledbetter has had nothing short of a rich and multi-dimensional musical journey thus far. He has become known for his intense vocal depictions and demanding range. Covering all grounds from Blues, Pop, Soul, Gospel, R&B, to even Opera, Ledbetter has built a performance level that is genuine and exciting in all ways.

By the age of 25, Ledbetter had spent the better part of a decade singing on many of Chicago’s operatic stages and was ready to return to his soul music roots. He was quickly discovered by Nick Moss. Spending 7 years under his tutelage, Mike recorded and toured the world the Nick Moss Band as his mentor’s vocalist and rhythm guitar player.

In his short time on the scene, he has earned fans all over the world. Equally as important to Ledbetter, his efforts have earned the respect of many of his heroes and influences. As a member of the new school of Blues/Soul musician whose style is cemented in it’s golden era.


TAB BENOIT /wsg Eric Johanson

Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 7:30 PM
- Only 4 tickets!

Whiskey Bayou Records Revue

One Show- One Night Only!

Must be 21+ to attend.

3 X Grammy Nominated, 4 X Blues Music Awards “Entertainer of the Year” and 5 X “Contemporary Male” Blues Music Award Winner, the Legendary Tab Benoit.

Eric Johanson has played guitar for Cyril Neville and Terrence Simeon. He’s learned first hand from those two musical legends about rhythm through the many unique styles of Louisiana music.

On October 13, 2017 WBR released Eric Johanson’s, Burn It Down, which Eric followed up by supporting a string of Tab Benoit dates through the Midwest and East-Coast.

Whiskey Bayou Records is proud to present this soulfully unique breakout Artist.



Mar 16, 2019 - Mar 17, 2019

Blues Rock Titans Tour

Must be 21+ to attend.

We are very proud to present COCO MONTOYA & TINSLEY ELLIS “Live In Concert.” Two incredible artists on one stage. Each a “Titan” of the Blues Rock world will play a full set of music. Order of appearance will determined the night of the show.


TOMMY CASTRO & The Painkillers

Friday, April 26, 2019 - 8:00 PM

Must be 21+ to attend.

Killin It Live – Record Release Tour

TOMMY CASTRO & The Painkillers return for One night only is support of their brand new Alligator Records release “Killin’ It Live.” The career-spanning set was recorded across the country last year captures the energy and vibe of a CASTRO live show. The album features a track recorded last summer at the show at Wildwood Amphitheater. Grab a copy of the record and get it signed at the show!

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