Help Rebuild Nepal Benefit Concert with Lynne Jordan, Wayne Baker Brooks, The Empty Pockets, Rick King's Royal Hustle and Nicholas Barron - 6/16
at City Winery Chicago
- 6:00 PM
- 8:00 PM
- 11:00 PM (Approximate)
City Winery Chicago is proud to present Help Rebuild Nepal, a benefit concert to support on imperative and urgent cause to offset the devastation caused by the recent earthquakes in Nepal and their aftershocks. Caring and talented artists who are passionate about this cause, including powerhouse chanteuse Lynne Jordan, legendary blues guitarist Wayne Baker Brooks, the handcrafted rock and roll of The Empty Pockets, Nicholas Barron, and funk, blues and soul combo Rick King's Royal Hustle share the stage in what is bound to be an unforgettable night. City Winery Chicago sets the stage for Help Rebuild Nepal, Tuesday, May 16 at 8 p.m. Reserved seats are $25. Net proceeds from ticket sales benefit Revolutions Per Minute’s When Disaster Strikes fund.
A Chicago favorite, Lynne Jordan has been thrilling audiences worldwide for over twenty years. She leads her own 12-piece band “Lynne Jordan & the Shivers” entertaining at top venues in the city, some of Chicago’s biggest gala events, as well as concerts in Europe and South America.
Born and raised in Chicago, IL amongst the most prolific blues legends and blues masters in the world, Wayne Baker Brooks blues roots may run deeper and wider than the Great Lake Michigan itself, but this truly innovating artist knows no creative boundaries.
Quirky and charismatic, The Empty Pockets craft rootsy, often-cerebral and always-catchy Americana rock ‘n roll with a smack of Texas saloon and a taste of Motown soul.
It was a scorching Chicago summer in 2006 when long-time friends Josh Solomon, Danny Rosenthal and Nate Bellon officially became a band. After recording their first original demo, the boys starred in a 2007 theatrical production of the Buddy Holly Story which served as a showcase for the new group. The band attracted the attention of local morning show personality Scott Mackay (WLS-FM) and the show’s success lead to a tribute album and critical acclaim in print, along with television and radio appearances. Playing as Buddy Holly and the Crickets each night was a rock and roll roots education that left an indelible mark on The Empty Pockets’ music, focusing their sound on driving rockabilly grooves thick with rhythm and blues, and thoughtful melodies and harmonies in classic pop song structures.
Rick King is a native of the Southside of Chicago. He attended Eastern Illinois University, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and a Music Minor, studying with Percussion Department Head Johnny Lee Lane, Marvin Sparks Jr. and Steve Beck.
Rick is a founding member of The Funk Soul Jam Band, Lubriphonic. Extensive national touring over 200 dates a year brought Lubriphonic to The High Sierra Festival, The All Good Festival, The Telluride Blues and Brews Festival, The Gathering Of The Vibes Fest, The Chicago Blues Festival and many more.
Rick is currently leading his own group, "Rick King's Royal Hustle", a Funk, Jazz, and Soul combo featuring some of Chicago's finest musicians.
Nicholas Barron is an American folk music and blues guitarist based in Chicago, Illinois. Born in the U.S. Virgin Islands, Barron soon moved to New Jersey and spent his childhood growing up in Morristown, New Jersey. His earliest memories are of him listening to his mother's extensive blues and jazz records collection. Barron soon started playing guitar and developed a knack for performing for friends and family. It was in adulthood that he moved to Chicago and began his music career as a troubadour on the streets, and in the subways of Chicago's 'L' stations. It was during this period that Barron founded C.A.S.A. (Coalition for the Advancement of Street Art) to stop the city from banning street art/performance.
Since his stint as a street performer, Barron has sung for several different Comcast sports radio and TV commercials and has opened for musicians such as B.B. King, Al Green,Johnny Cash, and the Neville Brothers. In 2007, he was featured in the New York Times Emerging Artist Series. He currently resides in Chicago and is signed to CandyRat Records. Barron regularly performs around the Chicago area, both as a solo musician, and with his bands the Nicholas Barron Band, and 312 Chicago. source: Wikipedia