Susan Williams Band

8:00 PM Friday on the Local Scene Stage

Susan Williams and Darryl Wright have been putting together the idea of using two bass players for the last year or so. With his phenomenal ability to play the bass as a solo or lead instrument they thought it would be a unique idea to try. The couple also saw it as an opportunity to work together. So this group of musicians was formed to test out the unique configuration.

Susan Williams hails from Chicago, Illinois, and has been playing and singing professionally for over 30 years. She was the bass player for Shirley King, daughter of the blues, for a while. She has opened for Biscuit Miller (BMA bass player of the year 2012 and 2017), as well as shared the stage with him. She has played her music across the country from California to New York to Florida, as well as in Ireland.
Her raspy powerful voice is reminiscent of Bonnie Raitt with a tinge of Janis Joplin

Darryl Wright has been performing professionally since his early teens the list of artists he has played or recorded for includes Mavis Staples, The Miracles, Joey DeFrancesco, Billy Preston, Guitar Shorty, as well as many other artists in the music community

Drummer Rob Davis has toured the U.S., Europe and Canada with The Alex Zayas Band, The Forte Band & Orchestra & Sam Cockrell & The Groove to name a few. Since Rob's move to Chicago in the early '90's, this Ann Arbor, Michigan native has been playing high-profile gigs such as Chicago Blues Fest, Calgary International Blues Fest, Blue Ridge Festival (Roanoke, VA), House Of Blues, Elvis Presley's Memphis, New Daisy Theater in Memphis and WGN TV, as well as participating in I.B.C competition in Memphis, TN and finalist with a 2nd place finish!

Rob has performed with a wide range of act & performers such as:
B.B. King, Buddy Guy, The Memphis Horns, Slam Allen, John Primer, Toronzo Cannon, Digital Underground, Lonnie Brooks, Duke Robillard, Roomful Of Blues, Trippin' Billies, Ronnie Baker Brooks, Russell Jackson, little Milton, Donald Ray Johnson & many more...

Rob "Skoalie" Davis continues to amaze fans & perform throughout Chicago with live performances & outstanding Studio work. He has been a part of the Chicago Music scene for 20 + years and building momentum with every band & electrified performances!

Mike Gallemore grew up a stone’s throw from the Blues Capital of The World, Chicago, Illinois. He began playing music in the night clubs on the South Side of town and his native Northwest Indiana, as a teenager.

Mike is a well-known veteran songwriter and musician of the Chicago Blues scene Mike has worked, played and traveled with many blues artist including: The Kinsey Report, Carl Weathersby, Billy Branch, The Sons of the Blues, Sam Cockrell and the Groove, The Lonnie Brooks Blues Band, Biscuit Miller, Shirley King (daughter of BB), Jimmy Johnson, The Legendary Sam Lay, Floyd Miles of the Gregg Allman Band, Buddy Miles of The Band of Gypsies. He has also fronted his own band “Red Hot and Blue” which frequently headlined Chicago Blues clubs such as Buddy Guy’s Legends and Koko Taylor’s on West Division.