Photograph portrait of Demetria Taylor wearing a suit

Demetria Taylor

Friday, August 9th – 8:00PM

Born in Chicago, Demetria grew up surrounded by Blues music, listening on records of her biggest influences including Etta James, Bessie Smith, Big Mama Thornton and most importantly, “The Queen of The Blues” Koko Taylor.

Demetria started playing drums at age 14, coached by her older brothers Larry and Tim, both professional blues drummers. She played in family shows across Chicago which also featured brother Eddie Taylor Jr. on guitar. She also sang in the gospel choir at Trinity All Nations Church on Chicago’s south side.

“I feel that singing is something I was born to do. Sometimes on the stage my eyes tear up as I feel the music I’m singing. I love to listen to all types of music, but the blues caught my ear. I’ll never give up my dream.”

Demetria has toured nationally and internationally and performs in many clubs and festivals including the Chicago Blues Festival. Her first album, Bad Girl, is on Delmark Records. Demetria was nominated in 2012 Blues Music Awards for “Best New Debut Artist”.

 

The evening also features burlesque in between sets.

Please note there is a $5 per person entertainment fee for tables seated within the main stage area (including the cabaret, backstage, and side stage).

Photograph portrait of Demetria Taylor wearing a suit