"ten hours of blues for 10 bucks"      ($10 advance-$15 at the gate

Blues Fest News..


Blues guitarist, bandleader and producer Dave Specter has earned an international reputation as one of the premier young talents on the Chicago blues scene. Since 1985 Specter has performed regularly at top Chicago blues and jazz clubs in addition to festivals and concert halls throughout the USA. Since 1989 Dave has toured internationally with performances in Brazil, Israel, Spain, England, Holland, Denmark, France, Italy, Germany, Norway, Belgium, Switzerland, Poland,  Luxembourg, Mexico and Canada.

Before forming his own band in 1989, Specter toured extensively throughout the U.S. and Europe behind such blues greats as Son Seals, The Legendary Blues Band, Hubert Sumlin, Sam Lay and Steve Freund. Specter has also performed and recorded with such blues and jazz artists as Buddy Guy, Junior Wells, Otis Rush, Jimmy Rogers, Robert Jr. Lockwood, Snooky Pryor, Kim Wilson, John Primer, Mighty Joe Young, Valerie Wellington, Magic Slim, Lonnie Brooks, Willie Kent, Pinetop Perkins and Sunnyland Slim.

Appearing with Specter is Blues artist Sharon Lewis who has performed with top musicians around the world, including Grammy award winners Buddy Guy, Mavis  Staples, and Mumford & Sons.  Blessed with a powerful, soulful voice described by Chicago Tribune Music Critic, Howard Reich, as “the eighth wonder of the music world,” Ms. Lewis is a mesmerizing entertainer that captivates her audience with her penetrating delivery. She is a featured artist in the 2006 University of Illinois Press book Chicago Blues: Portraits and Stories by scholar David Whiteis. Lewis received a BS from Loyola University in Management and Industrial Psychology and a minor in Computer Science.

2013 Sun Prairie Blues Fest


  • Aaron Williams                            
  • Kyle Henderson                            
  • Paul Filipowicz                                                                 
  • Velveetatones                                          
  • Purgatory Hill                                           
  • Dave Specter w/Sharon Lewis
  • Walter Washington                      


Saturday September 14, 2013

Angell Park, Hwy N

Sun Prairie