Dec 28, 2018 - Dec 29, 2018

Must be 21+ to attend.

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Former Back Door Slam front man and guitarist, DAVY KNOWLES, returns for two incredible evening sof Rockin’ Blues. With his former band, KNOWLES, toured the world supporting artists like Peter Frampton. Now on his own he is making a new for himself and be cited by many as the future of modern-day Blues.



Sunday, December 30, 2018 - 7:30 PM

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The tradition continues with Detroit’s “biggest and baddest” Big Band, The MILLIONAIRES “Annual Pre-NYE PArty” at CALLAHAN’S. The music will be flowing and the dance floor will be jumping as the band plays swing classics with some blues, jazz, rock and roll, and more tossed in along the way. Again this year the band will feature Detroit guitar legend JIM McCARTY on guitar among others. BE sure to get your tickets early for the hottest “Pre-NYE” party in the Motor City!



Friday, January 11, 2019 - 8:00 PM

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“Joe is one of our favorite performers at Buddy Guy’s Legends. He is Energetic, A Strong Guitarist And Always A Crowd Pleaser.”—Buddy Guy

”...MOSS HAD THE AUDIENCE ROCKINAND JIVIN’ as he moved into the crowd, entertaining them with his own brand of music”—Chicago Tribune

“He Plays Head And Shoulders Above Contenders!”—Vintage Guitar Magazine

JOE MOSS is the older brother of Callahan favorite Nick Moss. This will be the elder MOSS’ debut at the club. Nick credits his older brother with being his inspiration for becoming a Blues musician. It was his older brother who broke him out the hospital after a serious accident and into his first Blues club where Nick was inspired to take up the craft.

A guitarist since the age of 10, Moss was given his passport into the blues world by Buddy Scott, who noticed Moss at a jam session at Rosa’s Blues Lounge in Chicago. Soon, Moss was playing seven nights a week as a member of Buddy’s Rib Tip band. Moss’ guitar skills quickly became notorious on the local scene and made him an in-demand sideman. In 1996 Joe started his own band and has recorded and toured constantly to date. Some of the people he had the pleasure of playing with include: Buddy Guy, Little Milton,Willy “Big Eyes” Smith, Lurrie Bell, Zora Young, Charles Wilson, Lil’ Smokey Smothers, Syl Johnson, Big Time Sarah, Barkin’ Bill Smith, Lefty Dizz, Magic Slim, A.C. Reed, Billy Branch,Walter Scott, Hollywood Scott, Mike Wheeler, James Wheeler and Little Mack Simmons. Joe has backed these artists all over the world.



Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 7:30 PM

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State-of-the-art Zydeco from a masterful musician and performer. C.J. Chenier flavors the Red Hot Louisiana Band’s bayou beats with elements of funk, blues and ballads, and puts the foot tapping, can’t stand still sounds throughout traditional Zydeco. C.J. is of course the son of zydeco master Clifton Chenier

Zydeco is “Happy Feet Music”. Upbeat dance music which includes Blues,Boogie,Waltz,some funk, and the original zydeco 2 step music that’s played by accordion,washboard and drums. Clifton Chenier named this music Zydeco! He also designed the instrument everyone loves, the washboard.


LIL' ED & The Blues Imperials

Jan 18, 2019 - Jan 19, 2019

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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.”



Saturday, February 2, 2019 - 8:00 PM

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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.



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.



Mar 16, 2019 - Mar 17, 2019

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