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DAVE HERRERO & ANNE HARRIS

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DAVE HERRERO & ANNE HARRIS at The VENUE!

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The Venue is pleased to present DAVE HERRERO & ANNE HARRIS, Saturday, October 23 at 8pm. Doors open 7pm.

Advance Admission - Premium Seating - $15

Advance General Admission - $10.

+$5 door

INDOOR SHOWS: MASKS & VACCINATION REQUIRED FOR ENTRY

All patrons will need to be fully vaccinated with an FDA emergency use-authorized vaccine in order to attend a show at The Venue. Proof of vaccination must be shown at the Box Office entrance, along with a photo I.D. to enter the event space. Patrons must be masked at all times, including during the show, except while consuming beverages while seated. Masks must cover the nose and mouth.

ABOUT THE ARTISTS

ANNE HARRIS

"Anne Harris has played many blues festivals but uses the blues as a starting point. By opening herself up to other realms a more apt description may be a cosmic consciousness that exhibits a spiritual, humanist philosophy." - No Depression magazine

Chicago-based fiddle player and singer-songwriter Anne Harris has produced six indie studio records and played countless performances in the US and abroad. Her collaborations, live and in-studio, span a large and diverse group of artists, including Otis Taylor, Los Lobos, Anders Osborne, Living Colour, Amy Helm, Walter Trout, Cracker, Vieux Farke Toure, Guy Davis and hippie legends Jefferson Starship.

Although it’s been reported that “Anne Harris plays violin like [Buddy] Guy wields his guitar,” (Orange County Register) and her recognition within the Blues community notwithstanding, she is decidedly not a straight-ahead Blues player. “I’m a true hybrid; I guess I’m a true American. I’m influenced by myriad genres,” Harris said. “To me, whatever particular kind of music we’re playing, whatever bin the music is supposed to fit in at the record store; it’s sort of a nebulous thing. Soul music is soul music, and that can come through a classical format, a blues format, a Celtic format or bluegrass.”

Her recent LP release, Roots, is a collection of acoustic, instrumental fiddle pieces paying homage to the influences in American Folk and Roots traditions that have been an integral force in shaping her sound. Current side projects include Harris James, a collaboration with alt-blues artist Markus James, JP Soars’ Gypsy Blue Review featuring Jason Ricci and Anne Harris, and a trio featuring Harris, Guy Davis, and Marcella Simien.

Anne also appears on screen as the star of The Musician, a short film by acclaimed director Mark Schimmel. The film’s score features Harris’ music and has received over 20 honors on the film festival circuit, including Best Actress from the 2021 Chicago Indie Film Awards.

“Anne is an internationally recognized instrumental talent that has captivated audiences around the globe. Her command of the stage is punctuated with a free reeling and coiling whirlwind of sound and visual excitement. Her gypsy-like stage presence is truly unforgettable and revolutionary in the ever expanding Blues genre. ” - Cleve Baker

"Anne instills every performance with hypnotic virtuosity while summoning the depths of the Blues in dance and gesture, transporting us into her firelight of an ancient campground in some ancestral trance. She has succeeded in re-installing the fiddle as an important Blues instrument." - Peter Hurley

“Anne is a creator who provides inspiration. Keep it coming!” - Bruce Newman, "Bruce's Folksong Fiesta" on award winning WEVL Memphis 89.9FM

“Once you have witnessed Anne Harris play the violin, you aren’t likely to forget the experience any time soon. It’s not just the wondrous music she makes drawing her bow across the strings, it’s also the way the spirit of the music emanates from her physically. She inhabits the music, or maybe the music inhabits her, but it is impossible not to be drawn under her spell.” - BluesWax

“When I began to listen to Anne Harris’ solo record ‘Roots’, everything else stopped. This is breathtaking, soulful music that cuts across genres, performed by a true master.” - Jesse Finklestein, Blues Radio International

“The virtuoso violinist reaches way back in time to weave a gorgeous tapestry of historical styles that are the very fabric of American music. Anne Harris is like the Betsy Ross of roots music.” - Linda Cain, Chicago Blues Guide

“I’ve been playing Anne Harris’ latest release ‘Roots’ on the air since it arrived. It’s wonderful.” - Mary Katherine Aldin, Grammy-nominated liner note writer, folk music historian, radio host KPFK-FM

“The beauty of Anne’s ability to play the violin while dancing as gracefully as a swan and as powerfully as a shaman, moved me to joyful tears. Bearing witness to her performance left me completely awestruck and mesmerized. To watch her perform is hypnotizing. It was pretty much all I could talk about for several days.” - Julie Jenkins, The Golden Gate Blues Society

DAVE HERRERO

Raised in a small beach town outside of Tampa, Florida, Dave Herrero was introduced to the local and national music scene through a family friend, sneaking out of military school at age 15 to regularly to see bands like the Arc Angels and Johnny Winter, and to go to a local blues jam at the Green Iguana on Monday nights, where local heroes like James and Lucky Peterson would frequently pop in.

Herrero got his start as a professional touring musician in 1996 in Jacksonville Beach, Florida, then moved to Austin, TX and joined Archie Bell and the Drells (of “Tighten Up” fame). While in Austin, he played with the likes of Gary Clark Jr, Charlie Sexton, Lazy Lester, Matt Powell and Seth Walker and was also a founding member of the Blues Society of Austin. It was in Austin that Dave honed in on his guitar playing, singing and songwriting skills, that he then took with him to Chicago.

In Chicago, Dave teamed up with his brother, acclaimed hip-hop producer Mike Hero, and old friend and accomplished songwriter, Felix Reyes, who together produced Dave’s second album, “Austin to Chicago,” which garnered a nomination for the 2009 Illinois Blues Blast Award Debut Artist of the Year. During this time, Dave and his brother also started a production company, TrackForce Productions, and began making music for Harpo Productions (The Oprah Winfrey Show / The Dr Oz Show) and he was asked by Chicago Blues / Soul legend Jimmy Burns to co-produce his album, “Stuck in the Middle.”

Since his move from Austin to Chicago, Dave has toured Europe countless times, started a blues in schools program with Foundations of Music and has been blessed to share the stage with many of his heroes, including the man who inspired him to make music his life, Mr. Buddy Guy.

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At The Venue, we book nationally-recognized talent in all genres of music from blues and big band, to rock and world music, and everything in between. Frequently, our opening acts feature regional and local musicians and songwriters. Our listening room seats 200 with no obstructed views, and our outdoor stage area can fit several hundred festival fans.

The Venue is operated by the Fox Valley Music Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to music education, promotion and preservation.

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