Rogers Pork 2017 - Band Schedule and Bios

EAST STAGE at Greenview and Jarvis

12:15 PM to 1:15 PM – Straight Ethyl
2:00 PM to 2:45 PM – The High Watts
3:30 PM to 4:15 PM – Amy Kelly & the Smoking Craters
5:00 PM to 5:45 PM – The Bliss Band
6:15 PM to 7:15 PM – Tommy McCracken
8:00 PM to 9:00 PM – Murley

WEST STAGE at Ashland and Jarvis

12:00 PM to 12:45 PM – Miss Aimee Leigh and Dawn Marie
1:15 PM to 2:00 PM – Vivian Garcia
2:45 PM to 3:30 PM – Tommy Tuesday
4:15 PM to 5:00 PM – Cally and the Snag
5:45 PM to 6:30 PM – Fumée
7:15 AM to 8:15 PM – Magoo


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Amy Kelly & The Smoking Craters

Fronted by Rogers Park’s own vocal powerhouse Amy Kelly, Smoking Craters is a freshly minted blues-forward Chitown jam asylum. The Craters were formed just for this event and if you know anything about Amy, you know this is gonna be about more than “just” the blues.


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BLISS Band

BLISS was conceived in 2011 by Marc and Mike (RIP). Eric and Steve were among the first to audition, and the band was formed. After 4.5 years of building and gigging throughout the Chicago Metro & surrounding areas, the band currently features talented and level headed musicians that strive to deliver a high quality and entertaining LIVE MUSIC experience. BLISS is a LIVE band whose theme “WYSIWYG” means What You See Is What You Get! No backing tracks! No lip-syncing! No phantom sounds! All LIVE MUSIC! Find your BLISS!


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Cally and The Snagcally-and-the-snag

A musical ménage à trois of R&B groove with its roots in rock! Steve Dawson is on lead guitar, Alton Smith on Keys, Wally Rozak on sax, Tim Williams drums, Emanuel Kalimili bass and the vocal lightening of Cally Raduenzel. From Tanzania, Iowa, Rogers Park, Jamaica and Georgia…taste the musical influences in Cally and The Snag. Visit our website at www.callysworld.com.

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fumeeFumée

Fumée creates a suave fusion of European and American jazz traditions that is elegant and upbeat, sensitive and lyrical. The band performs with a traditional drum-less ensemble utilizing string instruments as the rhythm section (Don Stiernberg, mandolin). Add to that, the charm and European flair of the accordion (Don Stille), the tone and energy of the trumpet (Art Davis), and the emotion and lyricism of the voice (Christy Bennett) and you have their modern interpretation that preserves the tradition. Visit Fumee at https://www.fumeegypsyproject.com.


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Vivian Garcia
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aimee-leighMiss Aimee Leigh and Dawn Marie

Miss Aimee Leigh has been thrilling audiences with her hilarious, high energy children’s songs for over a decade. A talented guitar player with a beautiful voice, she gets the crowd moving with her American folk/roots, jazz and bluegrass music. dawn-marieAimee has a huge repertoire of original and traditional children’s music that will have the whole family dancing and singing along! http://www.missaimeeleigh.com

Dawn-Marie is a singer-songwriter and a teaching artist. She’s also the world’s tallest five-year-old! She makes music for kids because she loves their honesty, their unique perspective, and their limitless capacity for joy! She has also appropriated some of her best dance moves from them!

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Magoo

magoo-aloneAfter more than a decade of nonstop touring (up to 250 shows a year) with Hello Dave–including multiple trips overseas to play for the troops, sharing stages with Big and Rich, Carrie Underwood, The Doobie Brothers and many more – Magoo is Stepping out ALONE! Magoo has gathered songs he has written along his journey and a few of his favorites by others to make his first solo Record, ALONE. The new journey begins here and we would like to welcome you to join the ride  … Visit my website at http://magoomusic.com

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tommy-mccrackenTommy McCracken

Tommy started singing professionally in 1974 and formed his own band, “The Force of Habit” in 1975. Tommy comitted himself to the blues in 1982 and since then, he has become one of Chicago’s top blues vocalist/entertainers. He considers himself fortunate to have worked with or shared the stage with Blues artists such as Albert Collins, Son Seals, Koko Taylor, Big Daddy Kinsey and the Kinsey Report, Lonnie Brooks, Queen Sylvia, Billy Branch and the Sons of the Blues, Eddie Taylor, Jr., Zora Young, Gregory Hines, JoAnna Connor. Tommy draws strength from the fact that as a young man, he had the opportunity to share the stage with Mahalia Jackson and currently, Gospel and blues icon, Otis Clay. Visit Tommy at http://www.tommy-mccracken.com..


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Murley

murleyFUSING BLUES, ROCK, FUNK, AND NEVER TURNING AWAY FROM A DEEP-GROOVE JAM
Murley’s music has been featured in independent films, podcasts, station IDs, and on the area’s largest FM radio station 93.1 WXRT. All members hail from the northwest suburbs, and come from families with rich musical histories. Murley has been a part of the Chicago music scene since 2005, performing at nearly every city venue and countless city festivals in the Chicagoland area. Guitarists Scott Burdsall and Ryan Curtis, drummer David Wilson, and bassist Herf Yamaya have played hundreds of shows over the 10 year history of the band, and many more as regular gigging musicians on the scene. Visit us at http://murleymusic.com.
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Straight Ethyl

straight-ethylWell, Judy Char and I were in two different all girl bands in the late sixties early seventies. We do classic rock blues a little bit of Soul finally some Latin. I actually Drew everybody together after everyone finished College raising their children and what not . We have been together about 10 years now. We do cover tunes. We traveled 21 days with the USO in Germany and England, we recorded in Herb Alpert studio in California, Kenny Rogers studio in Memphis. Opened for many bands, the shadows of Knight, Cryin shames, Chubby Checker for one month in Detroit, Bee Gees came to see us in Memphis right behind the Grand Ole Opry, sang for the Beach Boys in an alley in LA, Allman Brothers in Augusta Georgia. Travel the US and Germany and England. Opened for Wilson Pickett at the Aragon, travel with the Dick Clark Caravan of Stars with Diana Ross Paul Revere and the Raiders, Martha and the Vandellas. Visit us on Facebook.


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tommy-tuesdayTommy Tuesday

Tommy Tuesday is a Northwest local Chicago rhythym acoustic player and lead vocalist. He hosts open mics and has gigs with many other musicians on a weekly basis.. Jon Buschner is also a NW side local musician who is also a member of Think Floyd USA as well as Foster Home and BoomShakaLaka. Visit Tommy at www.tommytuesday.com.