Demetria Taylor Band
Friday, August 12th –
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 a DJ and late night dancing.
Featuring Variété Performances by: Vivi Valens
Vivi Valens has been shimmying and shimmering in the Chicago area for just under 10 years. It was in the Windy City she discovered her love of all things burlesque. In 2019 She co-headlined the Ohio Burlesque Festival and co-produces Sabor! A Latin Burlesque Revue and LatinEsque.