Westside Andy Lives & Loves the Blues! He's in town this weekend with Reverend Raven & the Chain-Smoking Altar Boys

  • Thu
    Nov 16
    7:00 pm -
    9:00 pm
  • Fri
    Nov 17
    2:00 pm -
    4:00 pm
  • Sat
    Nov 18
    11:00 am -
    1:00 pm

Interview airs THU 7pm; FRI 2pm; SAT 11am CT

Ace harmonica bluesman WESTSIDE ANDY has played over 10,000 gigs the past 45 years. He will be featured with Reverend Raven & the Chain-Smoking Altar Boys this weekend at the Best Western Inn hosted by the Southeast Iowa Blues Society. Special opening act the Jeffco Blues Explosion with Steve McLain and Kevin Riley. Doors open at 6:30pm. Co-sponosred by KRUU-FM.

The Westside in the moniker of Westside Andy refers to the West Side of Madison, WI where yours truly also grew up. As a matter of fact and delight, I played bass and sang in Andy's college band called the Night Owl Blues Band back in 1971-72 when I was in high school. It's so great to catch up with the gifted, humble and non-stop road warrior who has played with a veritable Who’s Who of the Blues: Luther Allison, Ben E. King, James Cotton, Pinetop Perkins, Barrelhouse Chuck, Hubert Sumlin, Tab Benoit, Gary Primich, Mel Ford, Billy Flynn, Glenn Davis, Paul Black & the Flipkings, Reverend Raven, Jon Nicholson, Corky Siegel, Jim Schwall, Ben Sidran, Tino Gonzales, Clyde Stubblefield, The Doobie Brothers, Richie Havens, and The University of Wisconsin 250-piece ban.

BLUES JUST HAPPEN, ain't it the truth. Poofalana deluxe with a little sweet and sour sauce on the side... the Westside, that is.