What's better than a great pianist who's also a terrific singer and entertainer? Two great pianists, of course! Mick Archer and John Talmadge are on a mission to create something unique in the realm of Blues. As a team, the create a very powerful entertainment experience that sounds as big as a full band.
Mick Archer has toured the country and the world as sideman, band leader and a solo act. He was one of the originators of the dueling piano concept at The Baha Beach Club in the early 90's, bringing his unique humor and a blues and roots rock sensibility to his music. He is a life-time pro musician who's Blues Rock band KILLIN' FLOOR appears in Dean Milano's book Chicago Music Scene: 1960's - 70's, and was the Blues piano teacher at Old Town School of Folk Music. He writes for Chicago Jazz Magazine.
John Talmadge is a highly experienced Blues and Jazz musician who incorporates classic and roots rock, pop and and country into his playing and singing. His authentick blues/soul sound appeals to audiences in many diverse venues. He was music director at Hugo's for 10 years and worked a long stretch as sideman at The Backroom.
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