Chickenwings & Gravy, a.k.a. Bill Smith and Rich Rittenhouse, play original and classic Chicago blues, in the tradition of Muddy Waters and Howlin’ Wolf.
Bill plays electric guitar and sings. Rich plays harmonica (a.k.a. Miss’ippi saxophone) and sings, hollars and stomps. They’ve performed at the Blue Ridge Blues & BBQ Festival, the Big Lick Blues Festival, and many others. They’ve opened for The Nighthawks, Bob Margolin (Rich sat in with him, too) and other blues legends.
Chickenwings & Gravy are among the few duos performing the authentic Chicago-style blues today. With their originals and covers, they are carrying the genre into the 21st Century. They may have some of their CDs at the show, so you can take the blues home with you.
Fort Vause will open the musical portion of the evening.
In addition to all that music, the evening will feature beans and cornbread and dessert. Supper and music start at 6 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 23, at Meadowbrook Community Center. That’s at 267 Alleghany Spring Road in Shawsville.
As always, Beans and Banjos operates on granny rules: no drinking, no smoking, no cussing, no spitting on the floor.
Y’all come on out for supper. Stay to dance or sing along – or just sit there and pat your foot.
There’s no admission fee, but we are asking for at least a $5 donation to help support the LINC Letter and lincletter.com.