When it comes to the Blues, Corey Dennison has earned his chops. Taken under wing early on by likes of the legendary Carl Weathersby, The Deacon has blossomed into a full-blown Grammy nominated Bluesman with a band that will light your socks on fire. Last night’s performance at the HAL (Berwyn’s hidden Treasure) was evident that this terrific group is just getting started. “John Henry,” a regular highlight of Corey’s shows, packed it’s usual punch. My favorite tonight was the roadhouse rockin’ “4 AM” with a Cat. 5 tornado of fret work from Corey. The Harlem Avenue Lounge is one of my favorite places in the world and last night I was in heaven. Special note: you missed a drum solo by Joel Baer that answers the question, “Can Blues drummers do more than keep a beat?” Son, on the Southside, that was called a “beat down!” Get out and catch the Corey Dennison Band as soon as you can.
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