Imagine a musical world without the songs of Chuck Berry. This is the music that inspired many a musician and helped shape the world of rock & roll. And did you know he started out as a blues player from St. Louis and recorded on the foremost blues label of its day, Chess Records. What followed was an impressive string of hits that have become the sing-along favorites of a whole generation, from “Johnny B. Goode,” to “Roll Over Beethoven,” to “Rock & Roll Music,” to “Maybelline,” to “Sweet Little Sixteen,” these are only a handful of the classic songs he created. Chuck Berry is still with us at 88 years old and though his songs are immortal, he himself has slid into somewhat obscurity. A group of local musicians feel that isn’t right, so they have decided to throw a Tribute Show in his honor.
On Friday, November 28th, at Duff’s Garage, 2530 NE 82nd, plan on joining Big Monti Amundson, Vyasa Dodson, Jon Koonce, Rich Layton and Texas rockabilly artist Elvis Cantu, with Jon Wallace as host, as they celebrate the music of Chuck Berry. Showtime is 9:00 pm. Admission is $10.00. This is a CBA co-sponsored event, so show your membership card at the door for a $1.00 discount. This is not a night where you have “No Particular Place To Go,” you’re going to want to be at Duff’s for a “Reelin’ & Rockin’” good time.