Tate's Blues Jam


Tate's Blues Jam has been a part of the Madison's Live Music Scene for over 30 years. 

Blues newcomers and Blues Stars alike show up every week, proving that the Blues is alive, well and always has a home in Madison. 

"Congratulations and thank you for over three decades of keeping the blues alive in Madison."
- Madison Mayor Paul Soglin



October 18, 2019

The Patio Daddios


Perry Weber's taut guitar work brings a deep blues tone to the Jimmys - developed through decades of learning from and performing with the likes of Luther Allison, Bryan Lee, Hubert Sumlin, and Jim Liban. You'll hear strong influences of Sumlin and Johnny "Guitar" Watson in Weber's effective minimalism. Ross's sax work - frequently sassy; sometimes sultry - makes for an effective match in delivering the sound and spirit of mid-century jump blues and R&B.


October 19, 2019



Few Blues Bands these days have matched the meteoric rise of the Cash Box Kings.  Fronted by Joe Nosek and Oscar Wilson they have launched out of the Midwest and now are literally taking the world by storm.  Their recent signing to the iconic blues label Alligator Records has set their place among the stars of the blues universe.

"The Cash Box Kings rule the roost! This band has taken old school Chicago blues and brought it jumping and hollering into the 21st century.  I’ve seen a lot of bands play this style of music, but I gotta say these guys take that old school sound and go somewhere new with it"
-Dan Aykroyd

"The Cash Box Kings play with taste and feel and it was faith restoring to know there's guys out there that still know and appreciate real blues."
Blues legend Charlie Musslewhite


October 25, 2019

Mark Hummel's
Westside Andy
Jim Liban
Madison Slim
& Billy Flynn


Mark Hummel
Grammy Award Nominee and Winner of two Blues Music Awards, Mark Hummel started playing harmonica in 1970 and is considered one of the premier blues harmonica players of his generation. Thanks to over thirty recordings since 1985, including the  Grammy nominated 2013 release Blind Pig recording Remembering Little Walter (part of the Blues Harmonica Blowout CD series).  Mark Hummel's Blues Harmonica Blowout™ started in 1991 and have featured every major legend (Mayall, Musselwhite, Cotton, etc.) on blues harp as well as almost every player of note on the instrument - a who's who of players.

Westside Andy
"I remain a fan and supporter of your work as one of the most dynamic electric harmonica players of your generation."
Dan Aykroyd
Actor, Musician

"[Westside]Andy Linderman is one of my very favorite harp players. His tone and phrasing are tops in my book."
Gary Primich
Premier Harp Player

Jim Liban

He is known nationally as on the country's premier harmonica players with the unique ability to bring the harmonica to life, giving it a personality that reasches into and moves the audience in a hypnotic fashion. 

Liban has plated with music's greats ranging from Jimi Hendrix to Journey. Johnny Winter, Muddy Waters and Canned Heat.

Madison Slim
Madison Slim plays pure blues, of the South Side Chicago variety, a world renowned harmonica player and singer who has been shaking the shack since the early days at the Zoo Bar in Lincoln, NE with the Heart Murmurs. Slim has appeared on the Conan O’Brien Show with Jimmy Rogers.


$15 Adv. / $20 DOS

October 26, 2019

Paul Filipowicz's
Blues Bash


Costume Contest - Buffet



“If Robert Johnson lost his battle with the devil you get the feeling that Paul might be a tougher opponent.”
– George P. Seedorff 
    Big City Blues Magazine


“Such raw grinding playing I haven’t heard in a long time. This captures the spirit of Hound Dog Taylor, ZZ Top, Johnny Winter and Buddy Guy but doesn’t sound like any of them.”
– Bmansbluesreport.com


“Paul plays with the bitter intensity of Big Jack Johnson, Frank Frost and Albert Collins. A must hear!”
– Andre Hobus, SoulBag Magazine, France 


“There is simply no one else like Filipowicz in the blues. Eclectic, unorthodox, balls to the walls but taste full guitar that pays tribute to the masters.”
– Living Blues Magazine

"Tough Texas Roadhouse Blues at it's Very Best.  Filipowicz is the real deal"
- Real Blues Magazine 

"Paul Filipowicz is one of those rare bluesmen that defines the genre. 
There is more heart, soul and guts  poured into one of his solos than most players can muster in a career" 
- Rick Tvedt, The MAMAs


November 01, 2019

Corey Dennison


The Blues Foundation: BMA Nominee

"Originally from Chattanooga, Tennessee, Corey Dennison is now a fixture on the Chicago club scene. The band’s second release on Delmark continues the successful blend of blues, soul and Rn’B shown on their self-titled debut, a CD that garnered several nominations including a Blues Blast nomination for Best Debut release in 2016."
- Blues Blast Magazine 

"What sets the Corey Dennison Band apart from others is their natural grasp of soul music, finding that sweet spot between electric blues and funky soul grooves without the benefit of horns and background vocalists. "
- Elmore Magazine



November 02, 2019

The Blues Disciples


WAMI WINNER - Blues Act of the Year
High Energy, Dance Hall Blues!!
That's what the Blues Disciples specialize in!
The Blues Disciples have been bringing their Blues to the people of the  local clubs in the Milwaukee area and the Midwest region since 1990.  Founded by "Barefoot" Jimmy Schwarz with  the intent of remaining true to the influences of the Chicago electric  blues era of the '50's and 60's.
Winners of the Wisconsin Music Industry's WAMI for Blues Artist of the Year, Barefoot Jimmy and the guys are known for a highly polished combination of Chicago Electric Blues with a dash of Slim Harpo's Swamp Style Blues! A Perfect Saturday Night Blues Band!!


November 08, 2019

Josh Hoyer
& Soul Colossal


Josh Hoyer & Soul Colossal's combination of soul, funk and R&B is in a word, electric. Best displayed in their high-energy live show, the blend of Hoyer's honest lyrics and his rich, intensely soulful vocals merge with his top-notch band to create an undeniable chemistry.
In 2017, Josh was featured as a contestant on NBC's The Voice, and the band completed their first European tour; a 27-city stint capped with a live album release from their show in Brussels, Belgium.


November 09, 2019


Grammy Nominated - 100% High Energy Dancin' Blues!!
Aaron Williams & The Hoodoo have a wealth of Award Nominations and Wins at all levels for their powerful brand of modern blues! Never failing to bring a host of their dedicated fans and admirers, they consistently put out the best Blues Parties in the city. Don't miss out & don't be late!


November 15, 2019

Joyanne Parker



"Joyann Parker's voice is a revelation, what an instrument she processes. It is sublime, passionate, sensual, guttural, powerful, breathtaking, mesmerizing"

- Peter Merritt, PBS 106.7 - Melbourne, Australia

"A powerful, animated blues-rock singer, capable guitarist and pianist, and a writer of praiseworthy originals.

- Jon Bream, Minneapolis Star Tribune


Joyann Parker brings a full range of talent to her performances as an accomplished singer, pianist, songwriter must-hear lead guitarist, currently endorsed by Heritage Guitars in Kalamazoo, MI. She has performed for thousands at major venues and festivals across the country and represented Minnesota at the 2015 International Blues Challenge in Memphis, Tennessee. She has opened for Grammy winner Robert Cray, taken the stage for Grammy nominee Elvin Bishop in a pinch and is a staple on the most prestigious stages in the Twin Cities.



November 16, 2019

Chris O'Leary



The headlining act at the 2018 Blues Picnic returns in full force! The Chris O'Leary Band mixes deep New Orleans funk and R&B grooves with harmonica-driven jump-swing and New York City grit. Frontman O'Leary worked behind Levon Helm for six years, and will deliver a respectful nugget or two from The Band's rich legacy.


November 27, 2019

Xavier Lynn & Stackhouse


“Xavier Lynn is one of the best young guitar players I’ve ever met. He plays with an intensity and poise that you will rarely see in such a young musician. Xavier possesses the technical skill and confidence of someone twice his age. He is like a sponge constantly soaking up any style of genuine American music he sets his mind to play including jazz, blues, soul, gospel, and funk.”
- Joe Nosek (Cash Box Kings)


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