Reverend Raven & The Chain Smokin' Altar Boys

Fri. Jan 18, 2019 at 9:30pm - Sat. Jan 19, 2019 at 1:00am CST
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Reverend Raven & The Chain Smokin' Altar Boys

Reverend Raven & The Chain Smokin' Altar Boys at DG's Tap House on Friday January 18th 2019!

Doors at 9pm
Music at 9:30pm
$10 at Midwestix or at the door

Reverend Raven & The Chain Smokin Altar Boys (Milwaukee/Chicago)


Bringing crowds to their feet at the hardest to please and sophisticated night clubs in the Midwest, Reverend Raven and the Chain Smoking Altar Boys play traditional blues, straight up with a big dose of passion. With smoking grooves, served up with hot harmonica and smooth stinging guitar they play original songs peppered with nods to Slim Harpo, Little Walter, Jimmy Rogers, Billy Boy Arnold, Junior Wells and the three Kings.
Born and raised on south side of Chicago, the Reverend has been playing the blues since 1971 when he first saw Freddy King play at the Kinetic Theatre in Chicago. After 16 year hitch in the Navy, Chief Raven moved to Milwaukee where he began a long friendship and collaboration with Madison Slim, long time harmonica player for Jimmy Rogers. 
Since 1990 he has opened for B.B King, Gatemouth Brown, Pinetop Perkins, Koko Taylor Band, Junior Wells, Billy Branch, Magic Slim, Elvin Bishop, Sugar Blue, Lonnie Brooks, William Clarke, Lefty Dizz, Rod Piazza, Fabulous Thunderbirds, Duke Robillard, Jeff Healey, Trampled Underfoot, Mike Zito, Nick Moss, Tommy Castro and numerous others at festivals and at Buddy Guy’s Legends where he has been on rotation as a headliner for 16 years.
Westside Andy is one of the premier harp players to come out of Wisconsin along with Jim Liban, Steve Cohen, Madison Slim, Matthew Skoller and Cadillac Pete Rahn. A long time member of Paul Black's Flip Kings and his own band, The Westside Andy/Mel Ford Band, he's played just about everywhere and with anyone of note in the blues world. He's been with Reverend Raven since leaving his band in 2015.
More modern facts include that Hohner, Inc. lists him as an endorser alongside Rod Piazza, Toots Thielemans, & Corky Siegel, among many other great players.
Andy has shared the stage with James Cotton, Luther Allison, Sonny Terry & Brownie McGhee, Charlie Musselwhite, Doobie Brothers, Richie Havens, Muddy Waters, Gary Primich, Jimmy Johnson, Tab Benoit, Hubert Sumlin.
"Andy Linderman is one of my very favorite harp players. His tone and phrasing are tops in my book.
"Gary Primich, premier harp player 
“Best in the Midwest” 
Johnny Rawls
“You guys are the real deal” 
Tad Robinson
“They are very, very good. That’s why I keep having them back at my club” 
Buddy Guy

Wisconsin Music Industry (WAMI) award for best blues band in 1999, 2000, 2004, 2005, 2008, 2010, 2015. People’s Choice Award in 2006, 2008, 2010.
Voted the Best Blues Band In Milwaukee by The Shepherd Express Reader’s Poll in 2012, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017.
2011 Blues Blast Music Award Nominee for Best Blues Band” and “Best Song”
2015 Blues Blast Music Award Award for Best Live CD
2015 Independent Blues Scene Award for Best Live CD
Band features Hohner harmonica endorsee Westside Andy Linderman on harmonica

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DG's Tap House 127 Main St
Ames, IA 50010
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