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Dave Weld and The Imperial Flames

US Chicago, IL Blues / Blues Rock / R&...

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Sounds Like: J. B. Hutto, Elmore James The King of the Slide Guitar, Koko Taylor, Eric Clapton, Janis Joplin

Label: Delmark Records

Manager: Mona Majors/Dave Weld, Road Dawg Touring

Bio: Dave Weld born in Chicago, he was first influenced as a child when he found an old Victrola in the basement and wore out the blues 78's. He moved to New Mexico, and studied guitar under Kurt Black, a jazz player who worked with Benny Carter, Grant in the NY jazz scene. Dave also met and jammed wi... See Full Bio

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Heading out to the Pennsylvania Blues Festival tomorrow! It's gonna be a great time! We'll keep you informed about something special!

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““The Chicago native slide guitarist, singer, songwriter, bandleader and JB Hutto protégé has spent most of his life playing countless gigs in divey bars, toiling in the trenches of the blues…displays the same earnest, honest, unvarnished approach that won my adoration when I saw him years ago…joyous romp through the many faces of the blues...danceable groove behind Dave’s relaxed tenor…Jeff Taylor shuffles like a mutha, keeps time like a watch…his smooth spot on vocal treatment remind me of classic Johnny guitar Watson…the nicest surprise is singer Monica Mhyre...”Talk dirty” with a kittenish growl, if you liked Lou Ann Barton give Monica listen…spot on intonation great phrasing and a dose of moxy…Dave’s tribute to his mother (Donnie Lee)..this is some deep blues…Lil’ Ed careens at breakneck speed, proceeds to light his guitar on fire… I can’t get enough of Monica…teardrops were falling from Dave’s guitar….Dave this was well worth the wait”…”
—  Liz Mandville, Chicago Blues Guide
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    Burnin' Love Released on Apr 20, 2010
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    Roughrockin' In Chicago Released on May 1, 1997

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