Wednesday, July 18, 2018
Join us in the Miller Lite Beer Garden for a free, all-ages show with blues band, Demetria Taylor, and special guest, Leilani Kilgore, part of Navy Pier’s free music and dance series, Live on the Lake!
7pm – 8pm & 8:30pm – 9:30pm
5:15pm – 6:15pm
Demetria Taylor is the seventh child of eight from the family of the late blues legend Eddie Taylor Sr. and is helping keep the legacy of her father alive.
Demetria started playing drums at age 14, coached by her older brothers Larry and Tim, both professional blues drummers. She played in family shows across Chicago which also featured brother Eddie Taylor Jr. on guitar. She also sang in the gospel choir at Trinity All Nations Church on Chicago’s south side.
“I put God first and everything else will work out”, says Demetria, who is married with eight children. “I feel that singing is something I was born to do. Sometimes on the stage my eyes tear up as I feel the music I’m singing. I love to listen to all types of music, but the blues caught my ear. I’ll never give up my dream.”
Demetria has toured nationally and internationally and performs in many clubs and festivals including the Chicago Blues Festival. Her first album, Bad Girl, is on Delmark Records. Demetria was nominated in 2012 Blues Music Awards for “Best New Debut Artist”.
Blues musician Leilani Kilgore began playing guitar at the age of 9, a result of her childhood dream to grow up and professionally play music as a career. Starting with classical and ending (more recently) with blues, Leilani has studied under accomplished and skilled musicians that have helped her achieve multi-genre experience as a guitarist.
Her fascination with the blues began at the age of 16, when she met and jammed with local blues musicians who educated and encouraged her. Now a regular performer in Southern California, Leilani Kilgore continues to work at growing as a musician and make a name for herself in the blues genre. She is inspired by musicians both local and international, including Jack White, Joe Bonamassa, Robben Ford, Gino Matteo, Chris Cain, Tom Waits, Son House, Jimmy Page, John Hiatt, Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix, John Scofield, B.B. King, Beth Hart, Etta James, Albert King, and others.
This free, all ages concert is presented as part of Live on the Lake!, Navy Pier’s free summer music series in the Miller Lite Beer Garden.
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