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Wednesday, June 11, 2014

17th Annual Ribfest To Feature Howard & The White Boys

Chicago's Hardest-Working Blues Band " for over two decades is Howard and the White Boys.
They perform at the 17th Annual Ribfest in Ft. Wayne on Thursday, June 19.
    (FT. WAYNE, IN) - Howard and the White Boys, known near and far for over two decades as "Chicago's Hardest-Working Blues Band," will rock the blues at the 17th Annual Ribfest, Headwaters Park, 333 S. Clinton St., Thursday, June 19. 8 p.m. Free. Info: (260) 602-1831 or
  The longtime blues/rock ensemble recently recorded their long-awaited new album (and follow-up to the critically-acclaimed "Made In Chicago") at Rosas' Lounge in  Chicago, scheduled for a Summer 2014 release. Read more about it in this article:
     Howard and the White Boys continue to perform through out the U.S., bringing audiences to their feet and out onto the dance floor - much as they have done for over twenty years. Longtime band member Rocco Calipari has also branched out with his successful side project Head Honchos' who have released a well-received debut CD and play regularly throughout the Midwest as well as the rest of the U.S. and Canada.   The members of Howard And the White Boys first met at Northern Illinois University in Dekalb in 1988 and began jamming together just for fun, but their fast-growing popularity soon convinced them they could make a career of it. After only a few months, they got their first big break by opening for Blues legend, B.B. King. The band soon made the move to Chicago and began performing with the biggest names in Blues: Koko Taylor, Albert King, Junior Wells, Lonnie Brooks, Luther Allison, Bo Diddley, and Chuck Berry (the latter whom they were the backing band for in a headlining capacity at the 2002 Long Beach Blues Festival in Long Beach, Calif.).
    Here's Howard and the White Boys killing it live on their song "Black Cat Bone," recorded at Rosa's Lounge in Chicago.


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