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Wednesday, April 22, 2015

WIP Theater Presents "Real Guitar Heroes," Rocco Caliapri (Bluesmaster) in Concert

The WIP Theater in Edison Park presents "Real Guitar Heroes" on Thursday night, April 23 at 8:00 p.m. Bluesmaster Rocco Calipari Sr., longtime guitarist for Midwest bands Howard and the White Boys (and) Head Honchos', performs along with three other talented guitarists. More at


    (EDISON PARK, IL) - Blues guitarist extraordinaire Rocco Calipari performs as part of "Real Guitar Heroes" at the WIP Theater, 6670 N. Northwest Highway, on Thursday, April 23. Showtime is 8:00 p.m. Tickets are $25. Info: (312) 692-9327 or Also performing: David Chiriboga (Flamenco guitar); Jack Wilson (2012 Finger-style champion); and Jack Mazzenga (Fretless guitarist-composer).
   Calipari, who hails from Valparaiso, IN, is well-known as the longtime guitarist for stellar Chicago-based blues band, Howard and the White Boys, who recently released critically-acclaimed album, Rosa's Lounge; and, more recently, doing double-duty, as co-lead guitarist in Valparaiso-based blues-rock group, Head Honchos'  - in which he performs along with his son, Rocco Calipari, Jr.

    The CHICAGO EXAMINER named Rocco Calipari "One of the Top Blues Guitarists in Chicago" (read article here). "Rocco is the most underrated guitarist on this list," writes Examiner critic, Joe Skotnicki. "This Detroit native can be a fierce, powerful axeman or he can slow it down with a bluesy, soulful, or funky pace. A determined individual who not only plays a mean guitar, but also produces, manages, writes, and teaches guitar. One of the new young contemporary guitarists (for whom) the sky's the limit. "

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