Nate Manos Band feat. Alicia Ya Yah Townsend


Fri, Mar 8, 2024

Nate Manos Band feat. Alicia Ya Yah Townsend

with Alicia 'Ya Yah' Townsend

Nate Manos is known by his peers and blues fans alike as one of the premier young Blues, R&B & Soul singers and guitar players on the Chicago music scene. Other than fronting his own band, he is presently working with Chicago Blues Hall of Famer Sheryl Youngblood as the lead guitarist and second vocalist in “The Sheryl Youngblood Blues Band”. Nate has multiple residencies at Chicago’s premier nightclubs Blue Chicago, Buddy Guy's Legends, and the legendary Rosa’s Lounge. Nate has worked and played with countless Chicago Blues greats such as Jimmy Johnson, A C Reed & The Sparkplugs, Nellie “Tiger” Travis, Shirley Johnson, Laretha Weathersby, Rico McFarland, Chico Banks, Pete Galanis, Omar Coleman, Toronzo Cannon. Nate also briefly co-fronted his own project with Delmark Recording artist and Omar Coleman, and blues guitar great and one of the original Sons Of Blues, Dan Carelli, in a band called “The Troubled Minds”. Nate has been blessed to share festival and nightclub stages with some of his idols and mentors, such as Buddy Guy, Jimmy Johnson, Chicago, Kool & The Gang, The Fabulous Thunderbirds, George Thorogood, Les Getrex, A C Reed, and Lil’ Ed & The Blues Imperials.

Alicia 'Ya Yah' Townsend

Alicia ‘Ya Yah’ Townsend, a Chicago native, has been captivating audiences since 1999 with her mesmerizing performances. Her musical journey has taken her across Europe, touring with the Free Street Theater Ensemble from Wicker Park, Chicago. As a seasoned band leader and entertainer, she has shared the stage with iconic artists like Too $hort and Sly and the Family Stone, and even had the honor of performing alongside Jim Belushi at the prestigious House of Blues.