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Friday, October 18, 2013

Harmony Bar & Grill in Madison Presents: Howard and the White Boys

Howard and the White Boys

 Harmony Bar & Grill in Madison Presents:

One Show Only - Saturday, October 26
   (MADISON, WI) - The Harmony Bar & Grill  presents "Chicago's Hardest-Working Blues Band," Howard and the White Boys,  for one show only, Saturday, October 26. 9:45 p.m. $8. Located at 2201 Atwood Ave., Madison. Info: (608) 249-3333 or log onto

  The longtime Chicago blues band 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 late-2013 release date. Read more about it here:
  The veteran blues quartet 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.   
  Below is the band performing a new song "That's Alright With Me" live in Wisconsin during 2012.

  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.).


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