Just in time for Mardi Gras, the sounds of Johnny Chimes and the Mardi Gras Band will instantly transport you from cold State Street to the heart of Bourbon Street in New Orleans. This MadCity Session is going to be a Mardi Gras party (complete with authentic music and New Orleans-inspired foods), so come dressed in your best green, gold, and purple party outfits (keep 'em family-friendly, though).
About the artist: Although Johnny Chimes resides in Madison, WI, his pumping left hand and Cajun-flavored voice might as well live in Louisiana! With influences ranging from Dr. John and Professor Longhair to Leon Russeel and Mose Allison, Johnny Chimes is a jambalaya of boogie-woogie piano, finger-style guitar, and sweet southern soul-laced vocals. Having been a career musician for more than 35 years, Chimes is an accomplished pianist, guitarist, and songwriter with the retro-cool vibe to make your whiskey taste better and your problems seem like they're just one good blues song away from vanishing into the night.
Spotlight On Our Community: Overture Center's International Festival
Overture Center for the Arts' International Festival brings together the many cultures of the people who reside in Dane County. Featuring arts, crafts, food, and performances representing more than 25 cultures, International Festival is a delight of sights, sounds, and flavors!
MadCity Sessions is generously sponsored by WISC-TV. Additional funding provided by the Arts Access Fund, a component fund of the Madison Community Foundation, and by contributions to Overture Center for the Arts. Learn how you can help make arts experiences real for hundreds of thousands of people in the greater Madison area at overturecenter.com/contribute.