Tri-City Trio.. La Veta Mercantile
Saturday, February 17…. 7 PM at the La Veta Mercantile
Advance tickets.. $18; day of show.. $20
The Delta Sonics Blues Band takes a Chicago Blues base and seasons it with Swing, Delta, N’awlins R&B and some early Rock n’ Roll. They’ve been playing in Colorado since 1992, and have established themselves as one of the finest blues acts in the area with their solid musicianship and exciting live performances. Two members, Al Chesis and Bob Pelligrino are teaming up with Ken Saydak for an amazing performance. These three always deliver!
Al Chesis supplies vocals & foot stomping showmanship but it’s his harmonica playing that grabs you. Al has played in Colorado since the mid-1980’s after moving to Denver from Washington, D.C. He has also done studio work for two PBS movie soundtracks and Denver area radio stations, including KBCO, KUVO and the FOX. Al has toured locally and nationally with Muddy Waters’ son Big Bill Morganfield, appearing at venues in Canada, Utah, Florida and Wisconsin, as well as at the prestigious Chicago Blues Festival in 2002. He received a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Colorado Blues Society in 2022.
Bob Pellegrino supplies the dazzling, slide guitar. Bob was the Colorado Blues Society’s best slide guitar player in three years in a row. Pellegrino has been a mainstay blues player in the Rocky Mountain region for more than 25 years, but has also played all over the country. Bob has also been featured at the Swallow Hill Folk Festival and the 2006 Monterrey Bay Blues Festival.
Ken Saydak has enjoyed a nearly forty-year career as a musician, writer, vocalist, and producer. His work as a pianist and organist on over fifty albums is well known in the national and international blues scene. His 2005 release It’s My Soul, on Evidence Records follows his two previous CDs on the Delmark label, Love Without Trust and his solo debut Foolish Man. All of his recordings showcase his instantly recognizable vocal and piano styles as well as his insightful and engaging songwriting. A co-producer of the two Rounder Records CDs with his 1990’s American roots band, Big Shoulders, Big Shoulders and Nickel History, he continued his growth as a producer on both of his own Delmark CDs as well as the label’s critically embraced 2000 release, Learned My Lesson, for Chicago blues singer Zora Young.