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2/8/2016
Gina Sicilia @ Blue Monday

Sicilia was nominated for a 2008 Blues Music Award in the category of 'Best New Artist Debut'. Music @ 8. $4 Cover

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Blue Monday Annual Pass

The ICBC Board has made the difficult decision to increase the cost of Blue Monday from $3 to $4 starting February 1, 2016. Still an incredible bargain, but unfortunately it was time. The good news, you can beat the 2016 price increase by purchasing an annual pass for only $150.00.  You can see all of the Blue Monday shows from Feb. 1, 2016 to Jan. 31, 2017 for only $150.00. That's $58 less than paying as you go and you can miss 14 shows and still be a couple bucks ahead. This time of year the ICBC sees a reduction in our checking account balance, and your annual pass purchase will help rebuild our revenue stream so the Club can continue all of our good work. Annual passes will be available tonight, Jan. 25th, at Blue Monday, and available all week long by contacting Mike Rapier, Mark Audi, Don Hudson. Thank you and Blues on!



Blues News

WOW!!! The December 28 Blue Monday, hosted by James Armstrong, was one for the ages! Even though James was feeling a little under the weather he showed why he is a TRUE International Blues Star! Backed by Ezra Casey (keys), Darryl Wright (Bass) and Andrew 'Blaze' Thomas (drums), the band was amazing all night long. Michael Rapier and Mary Jo Curry stepped up to give James a rest when needed and both were spectacular. Denny Moore, a Blue Monday regular and member of The MojoCats picked up his six string and DeShun Burns sat in on drums. You can see James in Springfield again on January 21 when he hosts his James Armstrong Presents At The Alamo. Blues ON and we'll see you "Further on Up the Road".

The Illinois Central Blues Club Blue Monday Christmas PARTY was sensational as Hurricane Ruth blew Christmas Cheer from the Alamo's 'Sacred Stage' throughout Downtown Springfield. Ruth LaMaster's stunning vocals combined with the stellar guitar of Dave Lumsden, the thumping bass of Gary Davis and the solid drumming of Jim Engel had the Holiday Crowd on their feet ALL night! Blues ON and we'll see you "Further on Up the Road".

Brother Jefferson...John Hartmann (guitar), Slim Lewis (bass), Harry Lounsberry (keyboard) & Shane Maguire (drums) brought their considerable talent and broad repertoire of songs to Blue Monday once again. B.B. King to Johnny Cash had the fervent Alamo crowd dancing into Tuesday! Blues ON and we'll see you "Further on Up the Road".

Mary Jo Curry & Tombstone Bullet brought in the Christmas Season with HOT Blues Originals to compliment the Old Blues Classics we all Love. To say the Alamo rafters were shaking on Dec 7 is an understatement as Mary Jo can certainly belt out the Blues. Combine those 'Sultry Vocals' with Mike Gillette (Bass) and Dion Doss (drums) laying down the Beat for Michael Rapier (guitar) and Tim Bahn (keys) and the sum of the equation was a Night of Killer Blues! Blues ON and we'll see you "Further on Up the Road".

On a chilly, dreary and damp last day of November, Studebaker John warmed the Blue Monday crowd inside The Alamo with his searing guitar, exquisite harmonica and haunting vocals! With a backline comprised of Earl Howell (bass) & Mike Morrison (drums) the crowd was dancing and tapping their feet all night long. Blues ON and we'll see you "Further on Up the Road".

The Election is over, and the ballots have been counted. The 2015-2016 Board is as follows: James Armstrong, Mark Audi, Dan Bringman, John Coss, Cindi Goza, Michael Goza, Greg Hackett, Don Hudson, David Lumsden, Michael Rapier, Ed Selinger, Will Sternitzke, Clarence Stowe, Janet Trader. The new Board will meet tonight at the Alamo, 7 pm for a regular meeting which will include election of officers.

Be sure to check out the Events Tab to see all of the Member Band gigs. Support Live Blues Music and the Club's that support the blues by booking acts!!!!

When you are at Blue Monday don't forget our weekly 50/50 drawing. Also, all paid admissions to Blue Monday will earn you an attendance raffle ticket for chance to win the gold top guitar autographed by the Blue Monday artists!!! The winner of the 2014-2015 Gold Top was Billinda DeVillez!!! Also check out the Illinois Central Blues Club merchandise available at most ICBC shows!!!



BLUES MUSIC EVENTS

You can find upcoming Blue Monday shows as well as the gigs for our Corporate Band Members and Corporate Venues by clicking on the "Events" tab. Please check with the Bands and/or Venues as Dates and Times may change. Blues ON!



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