Billy Branch & The SOBs (1st set) :: Celebrating Rosa's Lounge 39th Anniversary Party

Billy Branch has followed a very non-traditional path to the blues. Unlike many blues artists, he isn't from the South. Billy was born in Chicago in 1951 and was raised in Los Angeles. He first picked up a harmonica at the age of ten and immediately began to play simple tunes. Billy returned to Chicago in the summer of '69 and graduated from the University of Illinois with a degree in political science. It was during these years that he was introduced to the Blues. He soon became immersed in the local blues scene. He spent a great deal of time at legendary blues clubs such as: Queen Bee's and Theresa's Lounge; he learned from such stalwart harmonica players like: Big Walter Horton, James Cotton, Junior Wells and Carey Bell.

02/18/2023 9:00 PM

Door Time: 8:00 PM

Other Showtimes

Guests are welcome to stay for the 2nd set

- Admission is $30 at the door if available.

- Doors open at 8 PM. Guests must arrive between 8 PM and 9 PM for the 1st set. Guests arriving after 9 PM are guaranteed entrance, but seating will be based on availability.

- Seating is available on a first-come, first-serve basis at tables and the bar. Tables are shared.

- Rosa’s Lounge may reserve tables for groups of 4 or more.

- Holding seats for late arrivals or no-shows is not allowed. Rosa's Lounge reserves the right to seat people in unoccupied seats after 9 PM.

- ALL SALES ARE FINAL. NO REFUND.

Billy Branch has followed a very non-traditional path to the blues. Unlike many blues artists, he isn't from the South. Billy was born in Chicago in 1951 and was raised in Los Angeles. He first picked up a harmonica at the age of ten and immediately began to play simple tunes. Billy returned to Chicago in the summer of '69 and graduated from the University of Illinois with a degree in political science. It was during these years that he was introduced to the Blues. He soon became immersed in the local blues scene. He spent a great deal of time at legendary blues clubs such as: Queen Bee's and Theresa's Lounge; he learned from such stalwart harmonica players like: Big Walter Horton, James Cotton, Junior Wells and Carey Bell.