An Evening with Deacon Blues – The All-Star Tribute To Steely Dan
Deacon Blues was born in the twelfth year of the 21st century. Eleven stellar musicians, composers and educators based in Chicago, they share a unique passion for the Becker/Fagen repository, better known to the world as Steely Dan. This stunning collective is essentially the personification of what The Dan did on record. Steely Dan is well known for attracting only the top studio musicians on both sides of the Atlantic for their albums. The Deacons are doing what The Dan did on record – but they’re doing it live on stage. Speaking of “The Deacons” – that is actually the moniker of Deacon Blues’ alter ego – their original band. With support from legendary Chicago FM radio station personalities such as Bob Stroud (WDRV–The Drive), Richard Milne & Terri Hemmert (WXRT–Chicago’s Finest Rock) and Scott Mackay (WERV–The River) as well as WGN Television, The Deacons will be debuting their first album of original music, in a similar musical landscape as ‘The Dan,’ in 2018.
In the words of legendary Chicago FM Radio personality Bob Stroud, “If you are a Dan fan, you owe it to yourself to see Deacon Blues — they’ve got all the right musicians with all the right chops — they are an incredible tribute to the music of Steely Dan!”