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    Name: The Velvet Jimis w/ Eric Gales
    Date: August 25, 2017
    Time: 7:00 PM - 11:55 PM CDT
    Event Description:

    Head over to FitzGerald's on Friday, August 25 and check out The Velvet Jimis and Eric Gales! Doors open at 7:00PM. Show begins at 8:30PM. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased HERE. 21 and over.

    ERIC GALES: You want the blues? “Unfortunately you have to go through some things to be free”, says Memphis born Eric Gales. “Now, I feel the most free I’ve ever been in life, even more so than when I was a kid”, he opens up. “You gotta help yourself man, once you can help yourself you can genuinely help someone else.”
     
    The title of his new album Middle of the Road is the running theme throughout the record. “It’s about being fully focused and centered in the middle of the road. If you’re on the wrong side and in the gravel you’re not too good and if you’re on the median strip that’s not too good either, so being in the middle of the road is the best place to be.” 
     
    Middle of the Road is Eric Gales fourth album on Provogue/Mascot label Group (Joe Bonamassa, Beth Hart, Black Stone Cherry, Warren Haynes, The Robert Cray Band, Robben Ford, Eric Johnson, The Kenny Wayne Shepherd Band) and it sees him at his most expressive yet; it is a deeply personal and reflective record that echoes where he is in his life right now and he opens himself up and allows himself the chance to really flourish. 
     
    THE VELVET JIMIS: The Velvet Jimis, a local favorite  have been have hung out and played  together for almost 10 years with (2) CD’s under their belt. Randy Hess (vox and bass), Loren Middleton (vox and lead guitar), Rick Renner (vox and rhythm guitar), Jason Edwards (vox and drums), Christopher Styles (vox and percussion) and Jimmy Darley (vox, harmonica) produce colorful and diverse original tunes. If you haven’t seen these hometown boys, you’ll be in for a treat. 
     
    "The Velvet Jimis are a party jam band capable of navigating the intersection of soul, funk, blues, rock, and a sidecar of hip-hop. On the 12-track The Distance Between Us, they can be slow-burn bluesy, as on “Sweet Angeline,” with seductive, harmonizing vocals, or they can combine scat-singing and funk, as on “When I Get Home.” “Shoot Shoot Bang Bang” is gloves-off garage rock – these guys are up for anything and they generally deliver." — Jason Scales
     

    Location:
    FitzGerald's Nightclub
    6615 W Roosevelt Rd
    Berwyn, IL 60402
    708-788-2118
    http://www.fitzgeraldsnightclub.com
     
    Date/Time Information:
    Friday, August 25, 2017
    Doors open at 7:00PM. Show starts at 8:30PM.
    Contact Information:
    Fees/Admission:
    $20 per ticket. Purchase HERE.
    21 and over.
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