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Erwin Helfer, Ken Saydak
Tuesday July 6, 2010
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Location:  SPACE
1245 Chicago Ave.
Evanston, IL
(847) 492-8860
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Time:  8pm  
Age:  All Ages  
Cost:  $12-$20
Styles:  Blues
Performers:  Erwin Helfer, Ken Saydak  

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The 72-year-old Helfer found blues while an undergrad at Tulane in New Orleans, studying classical piano. Back in Chicago, fate led him to the wife of boogie-woogie pioneer Jimmy Yancey, of which he entered the professional key-plunker world as her accompanist until her passing in '86. That led to the launching of his own record label, Red Beans, and a formidable set of years as the preeminent post-war authority, from socks-in-the-air rollick to hard-nosed electric. Setting up the evening will be fellow Chicagoan Ken Saydak, another sideman-turned-dynamo with more credits in liner notes than the blues festival this year, and just a wee heel-kick of a country heart. (Gavin Paul)


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