The Blues Tavern not only brings a great lineup of local and national blues acts, but they also provide entertainment for free. So if you don’t have other engagements, there is no excuse for local blues enthusiasts to miss a special performance from blues icon Eddie Shaw in the intimate confines of “Mobile’s Only Blues Room.”
The saxophonist honed his skills jamming with greats such as Little Milton and Ike Turner. Eventually, he was asked to join Muddy Waters’ band by the legend himself. In the early ‘70s, Shaw joined the ranks of Howlin’ Wolf’s Wolf Gang and wrote extensively with Wolf. He went on to help arrange the tracks on “The London Howlin’ Wolf Sessions,” considered a hallowed album by many blues enthusiasts.
Shaw has also found success with his solo projects. In 2012, he released “Still Riding High,” which earned him a Blues Music Award. He name is also listed in the Blues Hall of Fame, and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel has declared May 3 “Eddie Shaw Day.”
Eddie Shaw & the Wolf Gang
Date: Friday, April 10 at 9 p.m.
Venue: The Blues Tavern, 2818 Government Blvd.,
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