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Mississippi Valley Blues Society

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The Mississippi Valley Blues Society continues to "Keep the Blues Alive" in the Quad Cities, by bringing top notch blues musicians to our area!

The Mississippi Valley Blues Society brings 2018 Blues Music Award Nominee Annika Chambers to the Quad Cities!

Date: Sunday, July 22nd
Time: 6:00  pm
Location: The Viking Club, 1450 41st Street, Moline IL 61265 / 764-3753
Tickets: $10/MVBS Members, $12/Non-members (membership applications available at the event)

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Annika Chambers the dynamic monster vocalist from Houston, Texas, along with a host of talented musicians will shock and amaze blues fans with a variety of soulful, heartwarming and ground stomping tunes. Miss Chambers never fails to rise above and beyond your expectations!

She traces her love for music back to her early childhood growing up singing in church. She cites Yolanda Adams, Shirley Ceasar, Dottie Peoples & Whitney Houston as her gospel influences.

But it was during her two tours of duty in the U.S. Army that Chambers realized the gift she had. "One of my colonels heard me singing, and he said "Why don't you sing the Anthem at one of our ceremonies?" She was an immediate HIT!  From there, Chambers became part of a touring band making the rounds through Kosovo and Iraq, providing a welcome lift for the troops' morale.

Returning to Houston in 2011 brought the creation of Annika Chambers & The House Rules Band. Among her admirers was bassist (2012 inductee to the Blues Hall of Fame) Larry Fulture and producer/musician Richard Cagle ofMontrose Records. By the end of 2014 Chambers' debut album, "Making My Mark", was climbing blues charts across the U.S. and Europe. Her meteoric success and rising attention brought Annika Chambers the much coveted nomination for the 2015 Blues Music Award Best New Artist 2015". Her next release "Wild & Free" did not disappoint, with a debut at #7 on the Billboard Blues chart!

Building on her success, Chambers began to showcase her ever-improving abilities to sing across multiple music genres. The word continues to spread on this rising star as festivals from South Africa, Europe, Big Blues Bender Las Vegas,Gloucester Blues Festival, Mississippi Delta Blues Festival, and more race to feature Annika Chambers in their lineups.

You won't want to miss this opportunity to see Annika Chambers, at the Viking Club in Moline, IL, brought to you by the Mississippi Valley Blues Society!

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Mississippi Valley Blues Society
Upcoming Shows

Sunday, July 22
Annika Chambers
Moline Vikings Club (309) 764-8758
1450 41st Street
Moline, Illinois
6:00 p.m.

Saturday, August 4
Ghost Town Blues Band
Harley Corin's (563) 355-0655
1708 State Street
Bettendorf, Iowa
8:00 p.m.

Friday, August 17
Too Slim & the Taildraggers
Harley Corin's (563) 355-0655
1708 State Street
Bettendorf, Iowa
7:30 p.m.

Sunday, August 26
David Gerald
Moline Vikings Club (309) 764-8758
1450 41st Street
Moline, Illinois
6:00 p.m.

Friday, September 7
Tas Cru
Celebration Belle (309) 764-1952
2501 river Drive
Moline, Illinois
6:00 p.m.

Sunday, October 7
Orphan Jon & the Abandoned
Moline Vikings Club (309) 764-8758
1450 41st Street
Moline, Illinois
6:00 p.m. -- Admission is $12.00 or $10.00 for MVBS members

More information about these shows and the great blues musicians playing in them will be coming soon.

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