MAY 12th - The Premier Chicago Tribute Band, Chi-Town Transit Authority returns to rock the Golden Isles
Chi-Town Transit Authority is an 8-piece Chicago Tribute band based out of Atlanta, Ga. established in 2017 and dedicated in reproducing the “Chicago” Concert experience. They were at The Blue Door in 2018 and played to a sell-out crowd. Its about time they return to perform the Chicago classics. Truely amazing!
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT CHI-TOWN TRANSIT AUTHORITY
"Everyone hopes they will come back, as do I! All of the band was easy to work with. I really enjoyed chatting with Chris the last few months. What can I say, they're 'a hard habit to break,' Sorry, I had to! " Tami Mayhugh, Director, The Historic Ritz Theatre, Jan. 14, 2023.
Audience comments from the show:
Such an awesome show!Enjoyed the show and looking forward to a return visit!!Another great show.It was an awesome show.Great Show!We had a blast. 2 hours of great fun and music!Great Show! Enjoyed hangin' with Jeff and Rick afterward. Great show, Great Memories, Thank you so much. So refreshing to see musicians that love what they are doing AND sound GREAT! Thanks Ritz for a great venue.
OMG. Listening to your band on YouTube. You guys are phenomenal!!!! Your group is so musically talented and accurate! We are excited that you are coming to New Jersey. Trudy Sawyer - Britishmania, the World's Best Beatles Tribute Band, Oct 2022
Reviews from Academy Park Performing Arts Center concert on Oct 7, 2022 This group was absolutely awesome. Hope you get them to come back next year, I want to bring my entire family! They were fantastic!!! They were fabulous and sounded exactly like Chicago!! Absolutely superb. It was wonderful songs, and the band was excellent. I enjoyed it so much and the 8 entertainers illustrated they were enjoying doing the performance. This was the best night ever! The whole experience was amazing. Thank you ChiTown!
Fantastic music. Every instrumentalist and vocalist was top notch. Hope they’ll be more performances like this. Excellent show, great vocalists and musicians AMAZING!!!! This was the best show of the year! The Chi-Town was great. The musicians were top notch. So many hit songs. Brought back a lot of memories. I loved this show!
"CHI-TOWN was phenomenal! WOW!!! They really delivered a hit-full performance, and all of the musicians were outstanding. Drummer Tom Davis delivered the best solo EVER in our building. The audience LOVED, LOVED, LOVED them! I've had many requests to bring them back. "Cindy Garren, MFADirector, SFSC Cultural Programs
“The best tribute band out there...” -Tad Smith - Beat Atlanta Magazine
“Chi-Town Authority was great! Listening to them play some of the classic Chicago tunes was like going back to my high school and college days. It’s amazing how a song can bring back incredible memories. Chi-Town Authority nails it!”— Greenwood PAC
There's no doubt that booking Chi-Town was a great idea (thanks, Philip!). The show was excellent. They were so much fun, and they killed it when they closed it down! Also, they were just the nicest guys. That's a big win-win in my book. When the crowd loves them, and they're also great to work with. I couldn't ask for anything more! I think they liked being at Hawkeye too, so that's always nice! Lindsay Buehler - Hawkeye College PAC Waterloo, Iowa
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MARCH 31st - Grammy winner, guitarist, songwriter and Johnny Winter collaborator/producer Paul Nelson returns to The Blue Door, Friday March 31st. Always an event to behold. The concert will be preceded at 7:30 PM by the film, Down and Dirty, the definitive documentary of Johnny Winter's later years.
Paul Nelson is an American blues and rock guitarist, record producer, and songwriter. He has played and or recorded alongside artists such as Eric Clapton, Buddy Guy, and members of the Allman Brothers Band. He was the hand picked guitarist to join Johnny Winter's band in 2010, performing on and producing several of Winter's albums, including the Grammy Award-nominated I'm a Blues Man, Roots, and Step Back, which won the Grammy Award for Best Blues Album, debuted at #1 on the Billboard chart for Blues Albums, and Independent Albums, and debuted at #16 on the Billboard 200 albums chart, marking the highest spot in Winter's career. Nelson is also a Blues Music Award recipient for Best Rock Blues Album, and has been inducted into the New York Blues Hall of Fame and is a recipient of the KBA award from the Blues Foundation. He received a Grammy nomination for his work as producer and performer on Joe Louis Walker's, Everybody Wants a Piece.
MARCH 17th - Join Peter Harper and Midwest Kind for a pre-concert Irish buffet at 7:00 PM; concert by this unique Australian based artist and band begins at 8:00.
PETER D HARPER Award-winning Australian singer/songwriter
Peter D. Harper - known in the music world, as "Harper". His latest release “RISE UP’ profoundly expresses Harper’s creative use of the harmonica and the haunting drone of the didgeridoo with underlying meaningful lyrics, which reflect the divisive times, we currently live in.
Harper is known for his powerful soulful voice and a deep, almost mystical approach to the roots genre. He has received 14 music awards (including a Gold Record), in 4 different countries for Outstanding Vocalist, Harmonica Player, Best Album, Best Song and Best Band. Harper's latest release is an expansive musical and lyrical journey, stirred up with masterful harp and the earthy, woody, percussive tones of the didgeridoo. “RISE UP” reached # 3 on the Billboard Blues Charts, was listed in the Top 20 Albums of 2020 by Blues Blast Magazine and also nominated for Best Modern Roots Album, and Best Modern Roots Band, 2021 by Independant Blues Awards, USA. Harper is backed by his American Midwest based band "Midwest Kind"
APRIL 28th - “Peter Karp is a star. From his muscular slide guitar soloing to his observational and oh-so-true songwriting, and, most of all, that soulful expressive voice of his, dripping with innuendo. Dude’s entertaining as hell.” Goldmine Magazine
Accolades aside, Karp is a storyteller who also is an assertive singer, an insightful songwriter, a spellbinding performer, and a searing slide guitarist with significant keyboard skills. Ever the multi-tasker, Karp bounces between several instruments, handling electric resonator slide guitar, acoustic guitar — as well as harmonica and piano. Each track driven home with his soulful voice and original songwriting style. On this record, having spent the past year tirelessly playing ever-larger venues and festivals to a burgeoning fan base in Europe and the US The Peter Karp Band continues to carve out his own unique niche, with a sound born in the swamps of New Jersey and the trailer parks in southern Alabama.
“Guys like Peter Karp, James Taylor and Bob Dylan embody Americana Blues, and us English guys are inspired by it.” - Mick Taylor, The Rolling Stones
As a songwriter Karp first saw national attention when guitarist Mick Taylor of the Rolling Stones recorded and toured with Karp on his third release. This led to being signed to Blind Pig Records where he released Shadows and Cracks, cracking the top 10 on the Billboard and Blues charts. He continued to collaborate with the best in the business, including a seven year partnership with Canadian blues guitarist Sue Foley as the Karp-Foley Band before attending to his own band again, putting out two more solo albums in 2016 and 2017. Karp has been the recipient of many distinguished accolades throughout his career including top placement on the Blues charts with every one of his recent albums.
Karp is a singular musician whose ability to tap timeless emotions with such musical passion stands out. He emulates the power and soul of Springsteen, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Otis Redding, putting on one of the most entertaining show you’ve seen.