Date(s) - 04/14/2019
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
The Barrel is an intimate, friendly neighborhood joint just steps from the Pink Line, with no cover, free street parking, big drinks, & friendly bartenders! They don’t serve food, but you are welcome to BYO food. 2 drink minimum. This jam is open to blues players of all skill levels, come out & have some fun! Chicago Blues Jam featuring Low-reen & Maxwell St Trio featuring Charlie Love & Darnell DC Conley! Low-reen on growling vocals & telecaster is a songwriter who brings her sizzling hot Chicago Blues to entertain old and new fans alike with a collaboration of talented blues partners! Low-reen picked up guitar influenced by her friendship with David Honeyboy Edwards, and now has one of the busiest blues bands in Chicago, a self-produced CD, Live from Chicago Blues Fest 2013, as well as being inducted into the Chicago Blues Hall of Fame in 2015! Sparks fly when Low-reen teams up with the AMAZING Charlie Love, one of the best showmen in Chicago, and you have a dynamic duo that’s gonna bring it ON! Charlie’s recording credits include 1988, 2004 on Lovemil label, So Happy I Could Cry; Chicago Blues Harmonica Project’s 2009 More Rare Gems. Charlie Love, born on the south side of Chicago in 1956, was introduced to the Blues by his mother and father at an early age and quickly fell under its spell. His father often played the harmonica while Charlie and his mother would dance and sing along to the sounds of Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, Little Walter and B.B. King. It wasn’t long before Charlie bought a guitar at a pawnshop. There could be no better playground for Charlie than Chicago’s exploding Blues scene. It was Lefty Dizz and Buddy Scott, two Chicago Blues legends that took Charlie under their wings and gave him his first opportunity to take the stage at the famed Checkerboard Lounge. He then began playing four nights a week on the south side with his own band, the Hotlinks. While leading his group, he was frequently called on by Blues stars like Mighty Joe Young and B.B. Odem to play guitar. Charlie caught the attention of Casey Jones, ex-drummer for the late great Albert Collins, who was fronting his own band at the Kingston Mines, one of Chicago’s high profile Blues clubs. The Mines hired him under his own name and Charlie was recognized as one of the city’s most outstanding blues singers. Charlie Love and the Silky Smooth Band have been one of Chicago’s premier Blues and dance bands on the scene for many years. This Chicago showman was the winner of the Chicago Blues Challenge and is a consistent feature at the Chicago Blues Festival. Charlie has brought his Chicago Blues to the world, touring Africa, Italy, Brazil, Switzerland, Portugal, and Spain. Low-reen & Charlie Love are READY to bring it!