Kim Wilson, Doug Deming Band at Big Cities Nov. 6

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The Crossroads Blues Society and Big Cities Lounge are co-sponsoring an evening of blues starting at 8:30 p.m., Monday, Nov. 6.

Grammy-winning Kim Wilson, founder and lead singer of the Fabulous Thunderbirds, will appear at a special “Blue Monday Concert” at Big Cities Lounge. Wilson will appear along with the Doug Deming Band. Tickets are $12 in advance and $15 at the door. Call 234-3118 for tickets and information.

Wilson is one of the top blues harmonica players in the world. His harp playing and gutsy vocals have wowed millions in his solo concerts and with the T-Birds. He is a superbly talented musician and frontman.

Wilson was named contemporary male blues artist of the year for 2006 by the Blues Foundation, an honor not easily attained. His career has spanned nearly five decades, yet his music is fresh and new. Whether he is solo or touring with the Fabulous Thunderbirds, Wilson puts on a truly memorable show.

Doug Deming and his Band will back Wilson. They hail from the Motor City and play a unique style of blues and rockabilly. They toured the country (including the Chicago-land area) with Wilson this past spring to packed houses.

Big Cities is at 905 E. State St. in Rockford. The show is expected to sell out fast, so get tickets early.

Crossroads Blues Society is a non-profit organization whose purpose is to promote blues music. They work as volunteers to keep the blues alive through education programs such as Blues in the Schools and public concerts. For more about Crossroads, visit www.crossroadsbluessociety.com.

From the Nov. 1-7, 2006, issue

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