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Jul 17, 2017 Beverly Arts Center Chicago Illinois USA
Jul 12, 2017 Gone Again Travel & Tours Chicago Illinois USA

Second in a series of community discussions.  Read about it here in Bonni's blog in the Austin Weekly News.  Nonprofit consultant Valerie Leonard as well as Camille Wilson White from the Oak Park Area Arts Council explained how things work.  Crystal Dyer, travel agent at Gone Again Travel and Tours hosted the discussion.

Jun 24, 2017 Horse Thief Hollow with Larry Taylor CHicago Illinois
Jun 7, 2017 Gone Again Travel & Tours Chicago Illinois USA
Apr 18, 2017 Horse Thief Hollow with Larry Taylor CHicago Illinois
Apr 15, 2017 Sankofa Safe Child Fundraiser Chicago Illinois

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Mar 5, 2017 Ellie's Cafe Chicago Illinois USA

People came from near and far to buy Larry's CD and join the conversation " How can blues help heal our city and boost the economy in our blues neighborhoods of the South and West Side?"  Two radio DJs showed up to get their CDs:  Lady Z from WCSU and Henry Cheatham, left, of WVON. Glad to see everyone!

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Jan 21, 2017 Horse Thief Hollow with Larry Taylor CHicago Illinois
Dec 8, 2016 WCSU Radio Chicago Illinois

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Oct 1, 2016 Horse Thief Hollow with Larry Taylor CHicago Illinois
Sep 2, 2016 Columbus Park Refectory Chicago Illinois

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Aug 13, 2016 Horse Thief Hollow with Larry Taylor CHicago Illinois
Aug 6, 2016 N. Lawndale Arts & Culture Fest Chicago Illinois
Jul 24, 2016 Unitarian Castle Chicago Illinois

Thanks to all those very diverse people in this Southwest Chicago community who made this event a howling success (yes Larry sang a Wolf tune) on a hot day.Unity_picnic_Castle_2016_a_SMALL.jpeg

Jul 10, 2016 Beverly Arts Center Chicago Illinois USA
Jun 21, 2016 Bill's Birthday with Larry Taylor Chicago Illinois
Jun 17, 2016 WHPK Radio
Jun 7, 2016 Oak St. Health Ctr with Shirley King Chicago Illinois

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May 27, 2016 IMAN Chicago Illinois
May 21, 2016 PRIVATE PARTY Chicago Illinois
Apr 20, 2016 Bobby E Wright Mental Health Ctr Chicago Illinois
Apr 3, 2016 TRTB Movie fundraiser Chicago Illinois

The West Side showed up n showed out! Rep. Danny Davis spoke of blues as a voice for the communnity.  Bhb_Keys_vertical_resized.jpgDKDavis_talks_BVM_seated_resized.jpg DKD_TRTB_Flyer_final_2016_apr_3_SMALL.jpeg

Mar 19, 2016 Horse Thief Hollow with Larry Taylor CHicago Illinois
Mar 9, 2016 Chicago Friends School Chicago Illinois
Jan 17, 2016 Beverly Unitarian Castle Chicago Il
Dec 31, 2015 Good Times Lounge w/Larry Taylor Chicago Illinois USA
Dec 20, 2015 Sherman Park Chicago Illinois
Dec 12, 2015 Water Hole Lounge Chicago Il
Oct 3, 2015 Beverly Bakery Chicago Illinois

Windy City Blues society communication chief Karen Murphy gave us a nice writeup:

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Sep 12, 2015 Beverly Bakery Chicago Illinois
Jul 26, 2015 Beverly Unitarian Castle Chicago Il

Eddie Taylor Jr. and Barrelhouse Bonni did a "blues schmooze" of instrumentals on piano and guitar for a laid back, neighborly afternoon.

Nov 7, 2014 Tutor Mentor Conference Chicago Illinois
Oct 7, 2014 Hilton Drake hotel Chicago Illinois
Aug 8, 2014 St. Pius Parish Hall Chicago Illinois
Aug 7, 2014 Better Boys Foundation BBF Chicago Illinois
Jul 27, 2014 Unity in Diversity picnic Chicago Illinois
Jun 17, 2014 Capon Springs and Farms Capon Springs West Virginia

Enjoyed this visit with guests.  Capon Springs offers live music every Tuesday evening during the summer season.  http://www.caponsprings.net

Jun 13, 2014 Skinner West Elementary School Chicago Illinois

Music teacher Lisa Maatouk hosted the Chicago School of Blues band with Bonni, Larry Taylor, and Jon McDonald guitar, Curtis LaBon drums, and J.R. "Bootsie" Lee on bass. 

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Apr 22, 2014 Big Brothers/Sisters Workshop Chicago Il

Mentors and students learned how the blues can help them express their feelings and ideas in this Chicago School of Blues workshop.  Featuring Bonni as teacher, with Larry Taylor vocals, Jon McDonald guitar, Curtis LaBon drums, and J.R. Bootsie Lee bass

Mar 23, 2014 Beverly Art Center Chicago Illinois US

Shirley King, B.B.'s daughter and a veteran blues educator, showed up to add some excitement to this arts workshop.  With her help, people of all ages gamely came to the stage to share their instantly made-up blues verses.

Aug 25, 2013 Ellie's Cafe with Gloria Shannon Chicago Illinois USA
Aug 17, 2013 Charles City Arts Charles City Iowa

Guitarist Jon McDonald, coming back into his own spotlight after a dozen years under the wing of the late great Magic Slim, joined Barrelhouse Bonni and Larry Taylor for a pleasant evening at Wildwood Country Club in Charles City Iowa.  

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Aug 3, 2013 Ellie's Cafe with Larry Taylor band Chicago Illinois
Aug 1, 2013 Maple Tree Inn with Gloria Shannon Blue Island, Illinois USA
Jul 28, 2013 Ellie's Cafe with Gloria Shannon Chicago Illinois USA
Jul 21, 2013 Unitarian Castle Chicago Illinois

Unity in Diversity's annual picnic featured the Barrelhouse Ladies in a diverse (of course) and fun lineup that included Augustus Raswell leading games for young and old; and a Native American Indian dance by 85- year old Bob Horse of Winnebago heritage.  UnityPicnicEntertainers20130721.jpg

Jun 30, 2013 PRIVATE EVENT West Virginia
Jun 23, 2013 Ellie's Cafe with Gloria Shannon Chicago Illinois USA
Jun 6, 2013 Maple Tree Inn with Gloria Shannon Blue Island, Illinois USA
May 26, 2013 Ellie's Cafe with Gloria Shannon Chicago Illinois USA
May 25, 2013 Ellie's Cafe with Larry Taylor Chicago Illinois USA
May 22, 2013 WV Senior Conference with Bob Redd Ripley West Virginia
May 21, 2013 Carbide Old Timers Club Charleston West Virginia
May 2, 2013 Maple Tree in W/ Gloria Shannon Blue Island, Illinois USA
Apr 25, 2013 Third Eye Cabaret Charleston West Virginia
Apr 21, 2013 Ellie's Cafe with Gloria Shannon Chicago Illinois USA
Apr 4, 2013 Maple Tree in W/ Gloria Shannon Blue Island, Illinois USA
Mar 30, 2013 Ellie's Cafe with Larry Taylor Chicago Illinois USA
Mar 24, 2013 Ellie's Cafe with Gloria Shannon Chicago Illinois USA
Mar 7, 2013 Maple Tree Inn with Gloria Shannon Blue Island, Illinois USA
Feb 27, 2013 Beverly Library with Abb Locke Chicago Illinois
Feb 24, 2013 Ellie's Cafe with Gloria Shannon Chicago Illinois USA
Feb 7, 2013 Maple Tree Inn w/ Gloria Shannon Blue Island, Illinois USA
Feb 4, 2013 Westcott School with Lamont HArris Chicago Illinois
Jan 28, 2013 Westcott Elementary School Chicago Illinois
Jan 27, 2013 Ellie's Cafe with Lamont Harris Chicago Illinois USA
Jan 25, 2013 Evanston Chicago Home of Chicken & Waffles Evanston Illinois
Jan 3, 2013 Maple Tree in W/ Gloria Shannon Blue Island, Illinois USA
Dec 30, 2012 Ellie's Cafe with Gloria Shannon Chicago Illinois USA
Dec 29, 2012 Ellie's Cafe with Larry Taylor Chicago Illinois USA
Dec 6, 2012 Maple Tree Inn with Gloria Shannon Blue Island, Illinois USA
Nov 25, 2012 Ellie's Cafe with Gloria Shannon Chicago Illinois USA
Nov 2, 2012 Spencer Elementary with CSB Chicago Illinois
Nov 1, 2012 Maple Tree Inn with Gloria Shannon Blue Island, Illinois USA
Oct 28, 2012 Ellie's Cafe with Gloria Shannon Chicago Illinois USA
Oct 20, 2012 Flavor Restaurant w/ Gloria Shannon Flossmoor Illinois
Oct 19, 2012 Flavor Restaurant w/ Gloria Shannon Flossmoor Illinois
Oct 6, 2012 Global Fusion w/ Gloria Shannon Homewood Illinois
Oct 4, 2012 Maple Tree in W/ Gloria Shannon Blue Island, Illinois USA
Sep 23, 2012 Ellie's Cafe with Gloria Shannon Chicago Illinois USA
Sep 6, 2012 Maple Tree in W/ Gloria Shannon Blue Island, Illinois USA
Aug 26, 2012 Ellie's Cafe with Gloria Shannon Chicago Illinois USA
Aug 25, 2012 Ellie's Cafe with Larry Taylor Chicago Illinois USA
Aug 16, 2012 Chicago's Home of Chicken & Waffles Oak Park Illinois
Aug 9, 2012 Winston Plaza Mall with Chi School Blues Melrose Park Illinois
Jun 30, 2012 Ellie's Cafe Chicago Illinois USA

Great night with Gloria Shannon as the Barrelhouse Ladies at my neighborhood coffee place, with our guest Abb Locke on sax. EllliesGloriaAbbBon63012a.JPG

Jun 29, 2012 Waukegan Library courtyard Waukegan Illinois USA

WaukLarBon62912.jpgThis was originally billed as "Barrelhouse Ladies," but Gloria Shannon was unable to travel due to health restrictions from the 99 degree day before. So Larry Taylor, only one generation removed from southern heat, stepped in to sing with me. Family Piano Co. moved the library piano into the courtyard and the concert goers sat through a few raindrops and the show went on! Thanks to Larry and all who came. Here we are taking the train back to Chicago.

Jun 21, 2012 Chicago's Home of Chicken & Waffles Oak Park Illinois
Jun 15, 2012 Private party West Virginia
Jun 1, 2012 Private Party w/Larry Taylor Chicago Illinois

Tunes by Tyrone Davis, Joe Simon and Johnnie Taylor ruled at a surprise 40th birthday party thrown by Natasha for her husband on Chicago's South Side. Yes, she picked the right band, led by lead singer Larry Taylor (left) with John B on guitar, Joe Harrington bass, Sambo on drums, Jerry-O on guitar and Barrelhouse Bonni on keyboard. LarryBandJune2012.JPG

May 24, 2012 WV Senior Conference Ripley West Virginia

Bonni with trumpeter Bob Redd and the ladies in red! They're line dancers from the Hansford senior center at St. Albans. Seniors from all over West Virginia attended the conference, enjoying workshops, fellowship, and music. SeniorConfWVBobReddBonni512.jpg

May 12, 2012 Urban Art Retreat Book Talk Chicago Illinois
May 3, 2012 Maple Tree Inn with Gloria Shannon Blue Island, Illinois USA
Apr 28, 2012 Donna's Cafe with Gloria Shannon Chicago Illinois
Apr 26, 2012 Chicken n Waffles w/Gloria Shannon Oak Park Illinois
Apr 7, 2012 Donna's Cafe with Gloria Shannon Chicago Illinois
Apr 5, 2012 Maple Tree in W/ Gloria Shannon Blue Island, Illinois USA
Mar 30, 2012 Belhaven seniors with Gloria Shannon Chicago Illinois
Mar 22, 2012 Chi School Blues at CPS Banquet

Chicago School of Blues entertained winners of high school Black History essay and art contest from all over the city at a Chicago Public Schools banquet at Walter Peyton H.S. in Wicker Park.  Featuring Abb Locke, sax; Barry Marshall bass; West Side Wes drums; Bonni and Miss Taj, instructors and Bonni on keyboard; Killer Ray Allison on guitar.  What an honor to play for these students-- Killer Ray got them involved in the blues and soul songs.

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Mar 1, 2012 Maple Tree Inn w/ Gloria Shannon Blue Island, Illinois USA

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