Friends / Musicians
Bill Porter: Local rhythm/blues/rock icon. And my friend since the '70s.
Doc Holliday: Local band with friends John Morris, Larry Estes. Mostly acoustic folkish rock. Good stuff!
Tommy O'Donnell: Inktrail, Something Brother, Spelunkers, Ike Reilly, and a Jerry Reed fan! 'Nuff said.
Toby Walker: Acoustic blues finger picker extraordinaire. Took his class at Fur Peace Ranch in '15. Excellent!
Venues - my local favorites
Lucca Grill: Best damn pizza around. And they have music once in a while. ;)
Schooners: Super cool beer garden and excellent music every Wednesday and Saturday. During warm weather.
HyVee Market Grill: Darn good food, and I play there every other month for the Tap Takeover events. Usually with Larry Estes.
DBA Farmers Market: The BEST Farmers Market in Central Illinois!
Rhythm Kitchen Music Cafe: Wonderful eclectic menu and blues/jazz every Friday and Saturday.
Blues Societies and other NPOs
Arts Partners of Central Illinois: This is where you go to find out what's happening in the Peoria Area art world.
River City Blues Society: Peoria's Blues society
Prairie Crossroads Blues Society: Champaign/Urbana Jazz & Blues Association
Illinois Central Blues Club: Springfield based blues society
Old House Society: Bloomington's excellent old house society. Got and old house? They have what you need!
Wheels O' Time Museum: The coolest auto (and MUCH more) museum around. Amazing variety of transporation related displays
Peoria Jazz: Peoria area Jazz and Blues calendar and venue list.