Mr. Blotto Black Wednesday Electric Show
2105 S. State St.
Chicago, IL, 60616
This event is 21 and over
Mr. Blotto was born in Chicago as an off-night vehicle for musicians who loved each others playing but were in different bands at the time. The only rule was that they would only play what they loved. That philosophy continues today and has led Mr. Blotto into unique musical situations.
Mr. Blotto takes the Jam band asthetic into areas unfamiliar to the standard Jam Scene. They have been known to cover entire albums by Led Zeppelin and the Who as well as perform entire shows of Country and Reggae. Artists as diverse as the Grateful Dead, the Flaming Lips, Willie Nelson and The Velvet Underground have seen their material interpreted by Mr. Blotto in the 2000+ shows the band has performed in the last 15 years, yet covers only pepper the bands hefty catalog of original material stemming from five studio albums and other unreleased crowd favorites.
"Barlow Shanghai", the 5th and newest CD sees the band in collaboration with John Perry Barlow (lyricist to the Grateful Dead).
Walsher Clemons is a Chicago based band formed in 2007. Our music is a unique combination of rock and jazz with a focus on both composition and improvisation. Our shows consist of both original material and a wide variety of popular music by artist such as Led Zeppelin, Steely Dan, Marvin Gaye, and other popular classics.