Well in case you and Mother Nature don't know it, Spring is here.  So get over it.  It's only going to get warmer and that means outdoor gigs, festivals and road trips for us road warriors.  We've picked up some cool gigs this summer, Bastille Days in Milwaukee on July 14th, The Oswego NY Harbor Music Festival in July headlining for two nights, all kinds of outdoor shows throughout the mid-west that are listed on our calendar.

Hope & Anchor This Saturday Night

Join us and Westside Andy Saturday Night April 9th at The Hope and Anchor in Loves Park, IL for some fine food, libations and blues

20th Anniversary CD

I am working diligently on the 20th Anniversary CD and still need some help. If you would like to be part of the project please check out our GoFundMe site on this page and send a few bucks to help us out.  

Big Bull CD 

Big Bull is still going strong.  Still a top seller on CDBaby.com and still in the top 50 on the world wide radio charts.  Please call your local blues dj and ask them to give it a spin.  If you don't know whom to call please go to: http://www.mary4music.com/Radio.html

Shake Your Boogie Sale

Shake Your Boogie, our third studio CD is on sale for $10 as part of our Spring Madness Sale.  The CD hit #7 on the Living Blues Charts and ended up #12 on for 2010.  It features Big Al Groth on saxophone and Madison Slim on harmonica.  Check it out at http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/rrcsab Send $10 plus $2.00 SH to Nevermore Records, 3851 E. Holmes Avenue, Cudahy, WI 53110 

First night of our tour at Latitude 18 went really well.  Don DeStafano tore it up on harmonica for a nice crowd that stayed all night for the show.  Afterwords PT and I engaged in some late night gambling on the pool deck overlooking the Caribbean Ocean and after losing $$ to him I decided to call it a night.  Tonight it's Iggie's on the Beach at 7:30pm.  Big thanks to Barefoot Davis and Danny Silber for their help so far with everything.  Looking forward to seeing all our island pals this trip.  

Our agents are real busy booking the summer with cool gigs that I can't spill the beans about yet but will post soon I hope.  Otherwise stay warm lol.  

Rev

St Thomas

Our three week road trip was excellent. We started at the House of Blues in Chicago, headed to the Slippery Noodle in Indianapolis to play to a packed house and then jumped down to Florida to play four shows at clubs that were packed with dancers waiting to see us.

Brian Lee sat in at The Blue Rooster and received a well deserved standing ovation. What a treat to hang with my old friend.  He's coming up to Wisconsin this summer to celebrate his 60th year in the music business.

The Legendary Blues Cruise was a blast. Latimore, Elvin Bishop, Ronnie Baker Brooks, Ronnie Hicks, Mike Wheeler, Toronzo Cannon, Tommy Castro, Shinetop, Scottie Miller, Danielle Nicole, Tab Benoit, Mr Sipp, Eddie Cotton and so many more tore it up.  

We had the honor of hosting the Pro - Jam the second night on the pool deck at midnight and you can see the result on our video page or go to: LRBC 26 and check it out.  Big thanks to Jimmy Voegeli, Westside Andy, Bobby Sellers Jr, and PT Pedersen for laying it down all week long.

Next up was the International Blues Challenge in Memphis. We played five shows. Two on Beale Street at the Rum Boogie's Blues Hall. Great to see our friends from all the Blues Societies and musicians like Rockin Johnny Burgin and Bob Walesa.  

Back home we played a great show with Howard "Guitar" Luedtke, Cadillac Pete Rahn and the Blues Disciples at the Wicked Moose in Rochester, MN to another full house of dancers. Who says The Blues is dead?  Not in our world.   

We're off to the Virgin Islands on Tuesday for a three week tour of the Caribbean with PT and Craig Panosh but first we stop at 

Friday - Hollyrocks, Wisconsin Rapids, WI - 7pm w/Westside Andy Linderman on harmonica

Saturday - The Cimmaron Bar, Menasha, WI - 8pm w/Westside Andy Linderman on harmonica

New Videos

Go to our video page and check out the new videos posted from the Blues Cruise with Jimmy Voegeli and Westside Andy.

Live at The Big Bull

Our new live CD, ended up at in the Top 30 at # 26 on the Roots Music Report's Contemporary Blues Charts for 2015. It's still at #28 as of February 21, 2016. Not bad for a hinky dink band from Wisconsin. It is available at all shows, Exclusive Company in Greenfield, WI, Fox Music Company in Watertown, WI and at CDBaby.com. It was recorded at the Big Bull Falls Blues Festival, Wausau, WI in 2012 and 2014 under a huge tent filled with a couple thousand blues fans. The cd features Westside Andy and Benny Rickun on harmonica with an appearance by Big Al Groth on the saxophone.  

"The new cd is great" ~ Steve Busha/Chairman Big Bull Falls Festival

"Powerful Juju" ~ Cadillac Rob/WORT Radio

"Will be in heavy rotation on my show" ~ T-Bone Erickson/KFMG 99.1 FM

"I really love it and know my DJ will also" ~ Todd Glazer/Glazer Promotions

"I love the album and I dig the energy" ~ Pat Graham/KKJZ 88.1FM

Now for sale at The Exclusive Co. in Greenfield, WI
All of our previous cds are on sale there.

Blues Just Happen Westside Andy's new live cd was also in the Top 30 at #27. Get both for a special price.

New Merchandise

New husband beaters in stock in red to add to your collection too. Send $15 plus $2.50 for shipping to Nevermore Records, 3851 E. Holmes Ave, Cudahy, WI 53110

We have finally begun work on our 20th anniversary CD. The cd is a compilation of our original songs, remastered, mixed and sometimes re-imagined. With some special guests and former Chain Smoking Altar Boys. I was in the studio yesterday and finished up 3 songs with Bill Stace from Walls Have Ears Studio. You can help us fund it by going to http://www.gofundme.com/ReverendRaven20th.  

Different perks for every funding level and an opportunity to be part of the band's history.

Big Al is joining us for our Canadian Tour via Minnesota starting Wednesday April 16th at Legend's in St Cloud, MN.  Thursday we're at The Forada Bar & Grill in Forada, MN and Friday play our new home in the Twin Cities The Minnesota Music Cafe.  Friday the 19th we head to Minot ND to play for our friends at the Moose Lodge.

We jump into Canada on the 20th and start out one week run at the Blues on Whyte in Edmonton, Alberta.  Pass the word and hope to see you at a gig.

Rev

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