The Midwest Blues All Stars
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The Midwest Blues All
Stars "Party Time" CD is just that--a lively party blues CD that is sure to please. It's crammed full of all of the essential ingredients for a fantastic blues party--including awesome harp playing and inspired vocals courtesy of Jimmy Davis. - Spalding Blues

Mellow Down Easy:

Good vocal, good groove on the drums. Another good guitar solo. Overall, very enjoyable.

Shame, Shame:

Good to hear this song again. The simple harp style works here, and the overall performance feels good.

You have a strong, solid blues band here that I'm sure I'd enjoy seeing live. - from Alligator records

Blues harp powerhouse Jimmy Davis gives the all-stars' raucous, scuffling material all the juice it needs. Even committed wallflowers will be getting up to dance. - The Isthmus Madison WI

Some of Milwaukee's finest players (including blues-harp dynamo Jimmy Davis) work up a rough-and-tumble sound that pays homage to Chicago greats like Muddy Waters, Junior Wells, and Howlin' Wolf. - Critic's Choice

I just got to the Midwest Blues All-Stars disc which you sent me. This is a strong program of blues standards with good playing and plently of energy. - Live at Cathedral Park

The Midwest Blues Allstars hit the stage opening the evening with a blistering version of "Snatch it Back & Hold It." Their version of Wolf's "Killin' Floor" stood out as their evening's finest moment. -

The new disc is aptly named, for only one of the set's nine cuts that slows the tempo is Davis's own "Chicken a la Blues."
Davis also penned the romping titile track, and the rest of the songs were drawn from the Chicago blues canon. Anyone looking for unpretentious good time blues will find it here. - Living Blues

Once again, another wonderful CD
from a virtually unknown local band.
The CD, "Party Time" features 2 original tracks and 7 very nicely done covers. Due to the quality of talent that the All Stars possess and the excellent choice of covered songs, there is not a weak link on this CD.

Overall, I was quite impressed with this band and this CD. I'd recommend it being in any blues lover's record collection. - Blueswax

The "real deal" Midwest Blues All Stars scorched the pavement Saturday at the Madison Atwood Summerfest Harmony Bar Stage.

Kevin Lynch - Capital Times 8/9/2007


Party Time CD 2004
Hander Pander Records

LIVE at Cathedral Park CD 2006
Hander Pander Records

Covered Up CD May 2009
Hander Pander records



The Midwest Blues Allstars have been performing their genuine and authentic brand of Chicago blues since 1999. If your festival, club, or venue needs a quality blues band, you've found the real thing. Without attempting to cross over to other genres, the band has managed to bring a modern updated feel to their favorite traditional blues tunes, leaving no one ever disappointed. In May of 2009, the band released "Covered Up", a collection of the band's most requested tunes. Positive reviews began arriving immediately and this has proven to be the band's most popular recording thus far. Real blues fans will love this band.