Melody Angel (her real name) is the complete package: gifted guitarist and multi-instrumentalist, songwriter, vocalist, arranger, and producer. Along the way Angel found time to launch a successful theater and film acting career and received international acclaim at the Cannes Film Festival in France. The Chicago Reader newspaper called her “The Future of the Blues.” The Southside Chicago artist is indeed navigating a forward-looking musical path while integrating the legacy of classic blues.
Her music encompasses many 20th century American genres, including Rhythm & Blues, Blues, Rock, Folk, and Funk, all layered on a strong bed of Chicago blues.
Brian Brickley & The Martindales
Brian Brickley and the Martindales play southern soul, rock and blues. Led by guitarist, singer and songwriter Brian Brickley. The Band features Tom Twiss on drums, Mark Boone on Keys with Matt Macchiarolo and John Allesee splitting the bass duties.