REVEREND RAVEN & THE CHAIN SMOKING ALTAR BOYS AT ACE'S IN BRADENTON

Please join me in seeing my favorite band from where I grew up, Milwaukee, WI. They are by far one of the best blues bands I've ever heard! You won't be disappointed!!!

They will be playing from 5-9, so I'll be there no later then 4:15. Looks like Ace's has good food and good prices so I plan on eating dinner there. If anyone wants to eat dinner there and/or have me save them a seat, please put that in the comments section. By the way, it's a NON-SMOKING show. Please read the bio below to learn more about Reverend Raven. Thanks! :)

Born and raised on south side of Chicago, the Reverend has been playing the blues since 1971 when he first saw Freddy King play at the Kinetic Theatre in Chicago. After 15 year hitch in the Navy he moved to Milwaukee where he began a long friendship and collaboration with Madison Slim, long time harmonica player for Jimmy Rogers. Since 1990 he has opened for B.B King, Gatemouth Brown, Pinetop Perkins, Koko Taylor Band, Junior Wells, Billy Branch, Magic Slim, Elvin Bishop, Sugar Blue, Lonnie Brooks, William Clarke, Lefty Dizz and numerous others at festivals and at Buddy Guy's Legends. Locally he has performed with Buddy Guy, Billy Flynn, R.J. Mischo Perry Weber, Piano Willie, Stokes, Jon Paris, Clyde Stubblefied, Bryan Lee and the Lamont Cranston band. The Reverend was given the Wisconsin Music Industry (WAMI) award for best blues band in 1999, 2000, 2004, 2005, 2008 and 2010. They also received the People's Choice Award in 2006, 2008 and again in 2010. Nominated for by Blues Blast Magazine Award for Best Blues Band and Best Song of 2011. Nominated for a Grammy in 2007 for best blues compilation CD. - See more at: http://reverendraven.com/reverend_raven/#sthash.djorDMss.dpuf

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  • Jeff A

    I uploaded a video of the Reverend and the boys at
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-ISF863HsbY

    May 19, 2014

    • Jeff A

      Thanks Coleen, your pics are super!

      May 19, 2014

    • Coleen

      Thanks Jeff. I love those last 2 pics with Madison Slim & Doug Deming looking up at The Rev. :)

      1 · May 19, 2014

  • Coleen

    Had an amazing time! The Rev is the best. :) Thanks all who came out. I appreciate it. It wouldn't have been nearly as fun without you.

    May 19, 2014

  • Jeff A

    Really good time, thanks Coleen for hosting the show, the band was great and the Buffett was nice too.

    1 · May 18, 2014

  • Coleen

    We have a table for 10 in front of the stage to the left. There's a sign on the table that says Coleen Reserved.

    May 18, 2014

  • Todd

    Normally I'd be coming from Brandon. However, I'm kayaking Peace River in Arcadia. So I'll be done here 4:30ish. Be there around 5:30ish

    May 18, 2014

    • Coleen

      Ok no problem. Glad you're going to be able to make it.

      May 18, 2014

  • Sal

    SUNDAY CARPOOL
    3:20pm meet at Publix Lot [masked]th St S, St Petersburg
    (go to North End away from store middle rows)
    3:30pm Leave lot for Ace's Live Music
    4:00pm Meet at Ace's Live Music
    (tables reserved under 'Colleen')
    There is No cover charge (can't believe it)
    but $5 bucks in tip jar and/or the purchase of their CDs is a good way to support these bands. We are going to have a great time!!
    Thank You, Colleen

    Sal /[masked]

    1 · May 15, 2014

    • Jeff A

      Sal, sounds good, see you then and looking forward to a SUPER show.

      1 · May 15, 2014

  • Coleen

    Forgot to mention...the reservations are for 4pm.

    May 15, 2014

  • Coleen

    Good News Everyone, there is NO COVER CHARGE for this band on Sunday! I was really surprised to hear that. They definitely deserve one, so please tip them if you can. Also, I have made reservations for 12 people under my name, Coleen. As of today there are 10 people signed up. I wanted to make room for a few more if a few people decide to sign up last minute. If you don't think you will be able to make it, PLEASE change your rsvp to NO by Sunday morning. They asked me to call them if the # changes and I'd like to get as accurate as possible. Thanks! :)

    May 15, 2014

  • Jeff A

    Does anyone want to carpool, I am in St Pete and can take 3 in my civic.

    May 11, 2014

    • Sal

      I will take one of those carpool spots Jeff

      May 14, 2014

    • Jeff A

      Sal, cool, we'll coordinate the pickup later, let me know if you have any suggestions for a meeting place.

      May 14, 2014

  • Peg

    Wish I could - I'll be out of town. Have a great time!

    May 10, 2014

    • Coleen

      I think he comes to Florida once a yr...if you ever go to Chicago he plays there often...and Milwaukee area of course cuz that's where he lives. :)

      1 · May 10, 2014

  • Todd

    This will be my first event with you guys. Please make sure to look for me.

    April 29, 2014

    • Coleen

      I will be reserving a table so when you get there you can ask for the Meetup group. I'll call and reserve a table approx a week ahead of time and will also find out what the cover charge is a week ahead of time. I'll post the charge in this comments section as soon as I find out what it is. Thanks for signing up for this event Todd. Be ready for a great time! :)

      April 30, 2014

  • Sal

    Collen: FYI ... you can reserve tables ... there is one big table for 6 and other tables for 4 or 2 ... Rita (owner) is very accommodating ... call early in week to reserve tables. On Sundays they serve an Italian food buffet starting at 6pm for like 7.99, salad, pasta, etc .. or you can order from reg menu anytime ... fun Blues old roadhouse type place ... there will be a cover charge so check that out ... thanks for posting.

    April 27, 2014

    • Coleen

      Thanks for the info. I will find out the cover charge & reserve some tables...Thanks for adding the pic of The Rev too! :)

      April 28, 2014

  • Jeff A

    Colleen, I will be joining u for eats and whatnot!

    1 · April 27, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Colleen, this looks like it's going to be excellent! I will be eating there but you know I have a hard time sitting when the music picks up. I'll probably roam and dance, dance and roam.

    1 · April 13, 2014

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  • Coleen
    TRUE BLUESIAC, Assistant Organizer
    Event Host
  • Sal
    TRUE BLUESIAC, Founder and Organizer Emeritus
  • Judy
    TRUE BLUESIAC
  • David +1
    True Bluesiac
  • A former member
    +1 guest
  • A former member

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