Kevin Purcell & The Nightburners
Sep 19, 2020 | 07:00 PM - 10:30 PM
The Venue Aurora | 21 S. Broadway | 331.212.8490
Sep 19, 2020
07:00 PM - 10:30 PM
The Venue Aurora
21 S. Broadway
Kevin Purcell grew up steeped in Chicago blues and inspired by Southern rock. Years of playing have earned Purcell his reputation as a smokin' harmonica player, a powerful vocalist and a respected songwriter.
Singer/songwriter Kevin Purcell welds the gritty, back alley sounds of Chicago blues with the back roads soul of southern rock. Purcell delivers an intense, crowd pleasing show. He's shared the stage with many great musicians and thrives on the magical connection between performer and audience. His shows are packed with great showmanship, high energy, intimacy, soul and plain ole' fun. He leads a band of alchemists bringing crowds to their feet. Purcell has successfully distilled the essence of his roots, the blues, and the great southern traditions that consistently enlighten us in a true and original musical experience. THE LEAGUE OF ERICS are the yin and yang of Chicagoland acoustic music. Singer/songwriters Eric Stafford Dinse (Led Astray, Jeff Brown and the New Black) and Eric Peter Schwartz have created a unique, entertaining blend of styles. Dinse's dark, bluesy storytelling (reminiscent of Nick Cave or Tom Waits) which he calls "caustic acoustic" and Schwartz's pop-infused folk-rock (melding influences like Bryan Adams, Melissa Etheridge and Warren Zevon) come together in lively performances that run the emotional gauntlet. From heartfelt love songs to murder ballads to classic rock reimaginings, The League leaves it all on the stage.