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Showing posts with label Howard and the White Boys. Show all posts
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Friday, October 18, 2013

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

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 Harmony Bar & Grill in Madison Presents:
HOWARD AND THE WHITE BOYS

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 www.harmonybarandgrill.com.

  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: http://www.examiner.com/article/howard-and-the-white-boys-recording-live-cd-at-rosa-s-lounge-chicago?CID=examiner_alerts_article.
  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.).


                                                             

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Lotta Blues-za Indeed!: Howard and the White Boys to Perform at Lotta Blues-za Festival

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            "Chicago's Hardest-Working Blues Band...For Over Two Decades!"
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                              Lotta Blues-za, Indeed!: 
Howard & The White Boys Performing At Lotta Blues-za Festival  
          Friday, August 16 - at LaPorte County Fairgrounds
 
   (LaPorte, IN ) - The Dog Days of Summer are upon us, but the music is still rockin' full-steam with "Chicago's Hardest-Working Blues Band," Howard and the White Boys, set to perform locally at the Lotta Blues-za Festival, LaPorte County Fairgrounds, 2581 W. State Rd. 2, LaPorte, Friday, August 16. 6 pm-1 am. $10. advance, $15. day of show. Info: (219) 229-0775 or http://www.lottabluesza.com/intro.cfm. Also appearing is popular area attraction, the Elwood Splinters Blues Band, plus three other great groups.

  This past weekend H&TWB 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-Summer release date. Read more about it here: http://www.examiner.com/article/howard-and-the-white-boys-recording-live-cd-at-rosa-s-lounge-chicago?CID=examiner_alerts_article.
  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.   
       


                
  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.).


Howard and the White Boys Interviews/ Promotional Materials On Request 

                         
  
  

Monday, July 29, 2013

Howard & The White Boys Live Taping Of New Album/Rosa's Lounge



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            "Chicago's Hardest-Working Blues Band...For Over Two Decades!"
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        You're Invited: Howard And The White Boys
   
                        Live Album Recording At
       Rosa's Lounge in Chicago - Friday, August 2
   (CHICAGO, IL)  - It's the perfect musical match: Chicago's Hardest-Working Blues Band," Howard and the White Boys, recording their long-awaited new album (and follow-up to critically-acclaimed "Made In Chicago") at "Chicago's Friendliest Blues Lounge," Rosa's Lounge, 3420 W. Armitage Ave., this Friday night, August 2. 9:30 p.m. $10. Info: (773) 342-0452 or log onto http://rosaslounge.com/show.cfm?id=102216.
  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.   



           


                
  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.).


                                                             

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Where (Blues) Legends Are Made: Howard and the White Boys Return To Buddy Guy's Legends



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 WHERE BLUES LEGENDS ARE MADE:
Howard & The White Boys Return To Buddy Guys Legends - Sun, Feb. 24
                             
   (CHICAGO,, IL)  - One of the first venues that Howard and the White Boys were fortunate enough to perform at regularly when they first formed was Buddy Guys Legends in their hometown of Chicago. Indeed, the blues guitar master not only became the band's unofficial mentor, but also took them on a major Midwestern tour in 1995 as his opening act, followed by a special appearance on their 1999 album Made In Chicago, where he dueted with lead vocalist Howard McCullum and contributed some scorching lead licks on the Sam And Dave classic, "I Thank You" (listen to the song here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ztnrL8antQM).
      Howard and the White Boys return to perform at Buddy Guys Legends, 700 S. Wabash Ave., Chicago, Sunday, February 24. 9 pm. $10. Info: (312) 427-1190 or www.buddyguy.com.

   Known for a long time now as "Chicago's Hardest-Working Blues Band," 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 - while getting ready to record the follow up to their critically-acclaimed most recent recording, MADE IN CHICAGO (Evidence Records).Most recently, band member Rocco Calipari has branched out with his side project Head Honchos', who have released a well-received debut CD.   

   MADE IN CHICAGO
represents the zenith of the group's recorded output, and it's certainly the disc that Howard & the White Boys are most proud of. While the band hadn't recorded in six years, they've been gigging continuously throughout the U.S. and Europe; this, in turn, has lent their trademark brand of contemporary blues an indomitable tightness brimming with raw power. All of this comes through on the new disc, proving that the wait was well worth it.           
                                  
      
   Here's a live rendition of H&TWB's popular song "Booty And Barbeque" from the group's Spring 2012 U.S. Tour.




                
     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.).

                                                               

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Get Your Blues On at Double D's With Chicago's Howard and The White Boys


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            "Chicago's Hardest-Working Blues Band...For Over Two Decades!"

                   
Howard and the White Boys
                   "Chicago's Hardest-Working Blues Band," Howard and the White Boys. 
             
 <<<Perform Locally: Double D's in Tonawanda - Friday, June 22>>>
 
     (TONAWANDA, NY)  - Howard and the White Boys, known as  "Chicago's Hardest-Working Blues Band" for their over two decades of non-stop performing and touring,  return to the Tonawanda area to perform at Double D's Queen City Grill,  83 Niagara St., Friday, June 22. 8 p.m. $15. Info: (716) 743-0660 or www.doubledsqcg.com. 
    The veteran quartet are recently back from their yearly Southern tour and 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 - while getting ready to record the follow up to their critically-acclaimed most recent recording, MADE IN CHICAGO (Evidence Records). Most recently, band member Rocco Calipari has branched out with his side project Head Honchos', who have released a well-received debut CD.    
MADE IN CHICAGO  represents the zenith of the group's recorded output, and it's certainly the disc that Howard & the White Boys are most proud of. While the band hadn't recorded in six years, they've been gigging continuously throughout the U.S. and Europe; this, in turn, has lent their trademark brand of contemporary blues an indomitable tightness brimming with raw power. All of this comes through on the new disc, proving that the wait was well worth it.           
       Watch Howard and The White Boys performing their funky interpretation of the Robert Cray tune "Phone Booth" at the Blues Nights Festival in Lithuania below:
                

     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.).

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Howard and The White Boys To Perform At "Young At Hearts Festival"

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"Chicago's Hardest-Working Blues Band...For Over Two Decades!"

Howard and the White Boys
"Chicago's Hardest-Working Blues Band," Howard and the White Boys.

<< Young At Hearts Festival - Friday, May 25>>>
(LOVES PARK, IL) - Howard and the White Boys, known as "Chicago's Hardest-Working Blues Band" for their over two decades of non-stop performing and touring, perform at the Young At Hearts Festival, 100 Heart Blvd., Loves Park, Friday, May 25. 7-9:30 p.m. $8. Info: (815) 633-3999 or log onto www.youngatheartfestival.com.
The veteran quartet are recently back from their yearly Southern tour and 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 - while getting ready to record the follow up to their critically-acclaimed most recent recording, MADE IN CHICAGO (Evidence Records). Most recently, band member Rocco Calipari has branched out with his side project Head Honchos', who have released a well-received debut CD.

MADE IN CHICAGO represents the zenith of the group's recorded output, and it's certainly the disc that Howard & the White Boys are most proud of. While the band hadn't recorded in six years, they've been gigging continuously throughout the U.S. and Europe; this, in turn, has lent their trademark brand of contemporary blues an indomitable tightness brimming with raw power. All of this comes through on the new disc, proving that the wait was well worth it.

Watch Howard and The White Boys performing their funky interpretation of the Robert Cray tune "Phone Booth" at the Blues Nights Festival in Lithuania below:



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.).

www.howardandthewhiteboys.net


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Thursday, May 3, 2012

Merle Jam Welcomes Back Chicago's Howard and the White Boys

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"Chicago's Hardest-Working Blues Band...For Over Two Decades!"


"Chicago's Hardest-Working Blues Band," Howard and the White Boys (pictured here with the great B.B. King) perform at this year's Sixth Annual Merle Jam Festival at Knucklehead's in Kansas City on Saturday, May 5. Merle Jam - named for founder Merle Zuel - raises awareness and money for the organ-donor world.

Performing Live: 6th Annual Merle Jam Fest Knucklehead's - Saturday, May 5


"In these days when it seems that most every CD I receive to consider for review is produced by the hands of yet another non-shaving aged guitar prodigy with visions of Stevie Ray dancing in his head complete with hired gun session players, it is indeed a pleasure when I get one from a real genuine band (yes they do exist even now). It is a double pleasure when the recording comes from one of the many great region bands from here in the US. The popular Chicago based band Howard and the White Boys are among my personal favorites of these bands, and are also high upon my "hope to see live soon" list.
" Tom Branson/BLUESROCKERS


KANSAS CITY, MO) - Howard and the White Boys, known as "Chicago's Hardest-Working Blues Band" for their over two decades of non-stop performing and touring, return to perform at the Sixth Annual Merle Jam Fest at Knuckleheads, 2719 Rochester St., Kansas City, Saturday, May 5. $15. Info: www.merlejam.com. The festival is named for Kansas City resident Merle Zuel, who received a heart transplant in 2007 and has been active in raising both money and awareness in the organ-donor world ever since. The event is a fundraiser for the Kansas City chapter of Transplant Recipients International Organization (TRIO). Funds go to heart transplant recipients via the St. Luke's Hospital Foundation.
The veteran quartet are recently back from their yearly Southern tour and 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 - while getting ready to record the follow up to their critically-acclaimed most recent recording, MADE IN CHICAGO (Evidence Records). Most recently, band member Rocco Calipari has branched out with his side project Head Honchos', who have released a well-received debut CD.

MADE IN CHICAGO represents the zenith of the group's recorded output, and it's certainly the disc that Howard & the White Boys are most proud of. While the band hadn't recorded in six years, they've been gigging continuously throughout the U.S. and Europe; this, in turn, has lent their trademark brand of contemporary blues an indomitable tightness brimming with raw power. All of this comes through on the new disc, proving that the wait was well worth it.

Watch Howard and The White Boys performing their funky interpretation of the Robert Cray tune "Phone Booth" at the Blues Nights Festival in Lithuania below:




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.).

www.howardandthewhiteboys.net


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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Bluesin' In Wisconsin: Howard & The White Boys 2 Big Milwaukee Area Shows!

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"Chicago's Hardest-Working Blues Band...For Over Two Decades!"

Howard and the White Boys

"In these days when it seems that most every CD I receive to consider for review is produced by the hands of yet another non-shaving aged guitar prodigy with visions of Stevie Ray dancing in his head complete with hired gun session players, it is indeed a pleasure when I get one from a real genuine band (yes they do exist even now). It is a double pleasure when the recording comes from one of the many great region bands from here in the US. The popular Chicago based band Howard and the White Boys are among my personal favorites of these bands, and are also high upon my "hope to see live soon" list.
" Tom Branson/BLUESROCKERS


Howard & The White Boys Performing@Blues Cafe - Special Event Sponsored By Great Northern Blues Society - Saturday, March 31 At Rothschild Pavilion

(ROTHSCHILD, WI) - Howard and the White Boys, known as "Chicago's Hardest-Working Blues Band" for their over two decades of non-stop performing and touring, are part of a strong lineup called The Blues Cafe being sponsored by the Great Northern Blues Society and taking place at Rothschild Pavilion, 211 Grand Ave., Rothschild, Saturday, March 31. Doors open 12 noon, music starts at 1 p.m. (H&TWB's on at 5 p.m.). $15 advance, $20 at the door. Ticket info: http://www.gnbs.org/gnbs/ or contact Village of Rothschild at (715) 359-3660. Also on the bill: guitarists Chris Duarte and Albert Castiglia; Jumpship Blues Band; Donnie Pick & the Road Band; and Bryan Anderson.
On Friday, March 30, Howard And The White Boys play 6 Points Pub & Grill, 6200 W. Greenfield Ave., Milwaukee. 9:30 p.m. $10. Info: (414) 773-4980.
The veteran quartet are recently back from their yearly Southern tour and 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 - while getting ready to record the follow up to their critically-acclaimed most recent recording, MADE IN CHICAGO (Evidence Records).
Most recently, band member Rocco Calipari has branched out with his side project Head Honchos', who have released a well-received debut CD.

MADE IN CHICAGO represents the zenith of the group's recorded output, and it's certainly the disc that Howard & the White Boys are most proud of. While the band hadn't recorded in six years, they've been gigging continuously throughout the U.S. and Europe; this, in turn, has lent their trademark brand of contemporary blues an indomitable tightness brimming with raw power. All of this comes through on the new disc, proving that the wait was well worth it.

"Fans of the group will definitely want MADE IN CHICAGO, and those unfamiliar with this fun-loving group will find the disc a good place to start," writes BLUES REVUE. "The group digs deep into their vast repertoire to record some favorite covers in their idiosyncratic, high-energy style...McCullum is a sturdy, versatile vocalist...the band's vastly, varied catalog has forged McCullum and Christopulos into one of the best rhythm sections on the scene today. ""Whether it's an original or a cover tune, Howard & the White Boys are making the Windy City proud on their latest album!," says Dave Johnson, host of the nationally-syndicated BLUES DELUXE radio program.

Between 1994 and 1997, the group made two highly acclaimed recordings, STRUNG OUT ON THE BLUES and GUESS WHO'S COMING TO DINNER?, for Mighty Tiger Records. They began traveling extensively across the United States and their growing popularity captured the attention of Philadelphia-based Evidence Records. THE BIG $CORE was the first of two successful discs released by Evidence, and the band wasted no time in promoting it via the first of many trips to European countries such as Belgium, France, Italy, Holland, Switzerland, Norway, Germany, Luxembourg, and England. Riding the ever-growing wave of popularity both at home and abroad, the group then released a well-received live CD for Evidence entitled LIVE AT CHORD ON BLUES in 2000.
Watch Howard and The White Boys performing their funky interpretation of the Robert Cray tune "Phone Booth" at the Blues Nights Festival in Lithuania below:




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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