America's Premier Steely Dan Tribute honors Fagen & Becker with an amazing replication. Deacon Blues consists of eleven stellar musicians, composers, and educators based in Chicago. They share a unique passion for the Becker/Fagen repository, better known to the world as Steely Dan. Deacon Blues has structured their live repertoire to encompass a wider range of the Dan's prolific material - including rarities as well as repertoire from the Dan's 1991 reunion prototype — The New York Rock and Soul Revue. As the song goes . . . "Close your eyes, and you'll be there." In the words of legendary Chicago FM Radio personality Bob Stroud (WDRV-FM "The Drive") - "If you are a Dan fan, you owe it to yourself to see Deacon Blues — they've got all the right musicians with all the right chops — they are an incredible tribute to the music of Steely Dan!"
Deacon Blues features Multiple Grammy-Award Winner Howard Levy. Levy is an acknowledged master of the diatonic harmonica, a superb pianist, innovative composer, recording artist, bandleader, teacher, producer, and Chicago area resident. His musical travels have taken him all over the geographical world and the musical map. Equally at home in Jazz, Classical music, Rock, Folk, Latin, and World Music, he brings a fresh lyrical approach to whatever he plays. This has made him a favorite with audiences worldwide, and a recording artist sought after by the likes of Kenny Loggins, Dolly Parton, Paquito D’Rivera, Styx, Donald Fagen, and Paul Simon. As a sideman, Howard has appeared on hundreds of CDs and played on many movie soundtracks.
Friday, April 28, 2017 • 7:30 P.M.
Tickets $35, Stage Tables $40