Don King and yours truly appear to be wondering when we'll get our Christmas shopping done.
Hey, folks! Just wanted to let you all know that Chicago's top 60s/early 70s band, the Captain Blood Orchestra, will be playing an exciting event on Tuesday night, February 26--yes, two weeks from now.
We're playing as part of the Chicago History Museum's "The 68 Experience," a three-part series examining the political, social, and cultural landscape of 40 years ago.
On the 26th, Terri Hemmert of WXRT will give a presentation and lead a discussion of the music of 1968, which will be followed by a full, two-set Captain Blood concert. Terri's talk starts at 7:00; come early to get a good seat. Terri's great, of course, and she always leads a good discussion.
For this gig, the four-man CBO (Steve Borgstrom, Gerry Jalove, Don King, and myself) will be joined by singer/guitarist Marla Gal, whose presence will allow us to tackle some exciting songs that we couldn't have handled before.
The Chicago History Museum's main auditorium is a great place to watch a show...and we're talking visually as well as sonically. Not only will we be in full period dress, but we will also be augmented by lava lamps and a psychedelic light show.
Tickets for this evening can be purchased at the Chicago History Museum's website and cost $15 ($12 if you're a CHM member). Come on out, shake off the winter, and share the spirit of the thrilling music of 1968--The Beatles, The Shadows of Knight, Aretha Franklin, The Status Quo, and more!! Period dress encouraged!
Here's the link for tickets
. Hope to see you there.