8/30-The Alley, Highwood, 8pm

We’re talking food and entertainment galore! We’ll be cranking out the musical nuggets on this hot summer night at The Alley – Highwood!

If you haven’t seen Ivy Ford yet, this is the event to come see a young lady on the rise play guitar and sing with so much soul!

Chef Jeff is planning a meal for those who want to come early and make it a dinner party!

Mark your calendar and let’s send off summer with a BANG!!

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Get your LEG UP now!!

Doug James and The Pocket are pleased to announce the release of their first collection of tunes, “LEG UP.” You can get it the old-school way – at gigs (you hand us $10, we hand you the disc) – or by download here now, or CD Baby, iTunes, and Amazon soon. Any way you buy it, you get a full dance card of American Hip Shakin’ Music – nine originals and two covers that stamp our own attitude on the music we love: Blues, Funk, R&B, New Orleans . . .

To get a taste of it now, click the “AUDIO” tab above or the player on the right. We hope it makes you feel good!

Doug at Ogden 2

9/26-Blues Bar, Mt. Prospect

Yeah, finally back at Blues Bar in Mt. Prospect! A lot of you have been waiting for us to get back out here, so we hope to see a packed house that night! 9:00 PM, BE THERE!    Click Blues Bar for more information.