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Rico McFarland Band with Bill McFarland & the Chicago Horns

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Rico McFarland Band with Bill McFarland & the Chicago Horns
Saturday, September 8, 2018 9:00 PM
Rosa's Lounge, Chicago, IL
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  • Ticket Price: $15.00 - $20.00
  • Door Time: 8:00 PM
  • Restrictions: 21 & over
Rico Mc Farland:
For years, Rico McFarland played guitar for such luminous blues artists as James Cotton and Lucky Peterson, before finally launching his solo career in 2001 to much acclaim. Born on March 5, 1960, the Chicago guitarist worked with countless blues artists over the years: Albert King, Otis Clay, Syl Johnson, Artie White, Kinsey Report, and more. He is perhaps best known for working with Cotton and Peterson and Sugar Blue, however. McFarland recorded his solo debut album, Tired of Being Alone, for Evidence Records in 2001 with a large roster of guests, including vocalists Otis Clay, Syl Johnson, Billy Branch, and Teela. The album won much acclaim and earned McFarland a 2002 W.C. Handy nomination for Best New Artist of the Year.
 
Artist Biography by Jason Birchmeier
Bill McFarland & the Chicago Horns: Award-winning trombonist/composer/arranger Bill McFarland leads The Chicago Horns, a jazz band that demonstrates a high level of artistic merit and is cohesive and improvisational in its concert performances. The group is a miniaturization of the big band style of Art Blakey's expanded 1960's Jazz Messengers. Bill McFarland has performed with, arranged for, and recorded with Albert Collins, Son Seals, Fenton Robinson, Lonnie Brooks, Aretha Franklin, Etta James, Koko Taylor, and Otis Clay.
Of The Chicago Horns, Chicago Reader jazz critic Neil Tesser says, "You almost can't go wrong with a lineup like Bill McFarland's: a potent hard-driving outfit that matches his throaty trombone with a beef-stew saxophonist, Hank Ford, and a fluent, octave-stretching trumpet ace, Kenny Anderson."