Demetria Taylor Band
Saturday, July 30th –
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 variété between sets, followed by late night dancing with DJ Hybriid.
Featuring Variété Performances by: Dahlia Fatale
Dahlia Fatale is an award-winning traveling burlesque performer, contortionist, and instructor based out of Chicago. Dahlia's performances combine the smoothness of a lifetime of classical dance training with the tease of slow burn burlesque, and the bizarre and superhuman styling of contortion.