“[Their] high level of energy and interaction with the crowd was great and [the] music was perfect… an incredible tribute to the music of Steely Dan. The show was very entertaining and enjoyable for the audience.” Schaumburg Park District
why book deacon blues?
Deacon Blues is “America’s All-Star Tribute to Steely Dan.” The band is a “who’s who” of world-class musicians from the Chicago area. Chicago luminaries and Grammy® Winners such as Howard Levy (Kenny Loggins, Paul Simon, Bela Fleck), Paul Wertico (Pat Metheny Group), Peter Erskine (Weather Report, Zawinul Syndicate), Chuck Webb (Aretha Franklin, Ramsey Lewis, and Al Di Meola), Sugar Blue, (The Rolling Stones), Billy Branch, Khari Parker (George Benson, Destiny’s Child), and Bob Lizik (The Beach Boys; Brian Wilson), have been featured as special guests with the band. This stunning collective is re-defining the Steely Dan tribute experience!
Deacon Blues is dedicated to presenting the music of Walter Becker and Donald Fagen in a new live show experience with a higher level of sophistication in digital audio and video formats, courtesy of multi-media guru and sound engineer Ron Cook. Deacon Blues has played to sold-out audiences at multiple theatre venues, standing-room only crowds at festivals and nightclubs, and has appeared on regional and national television.