Ahoy shipmates, the USS Nevermore is back in port and being refitted for future deployments south next month. We are taking a much needed vacation this month but have some great shows still to play before we head out. Most important is our benefit to help our friends and neighbors affected by the hurricanes.  


The Blues for Harvey & Irma Hurricane Benefit


Sunday - October 8th - 4pm - 8pm

@ The Anodyne Coffee Company

224 Bruce St, Milwaukee, WI 

$20 cover charge and donations, raffles and auctions


Jonny T-Bird & The Mps

Big Al Dorn & The Blues Howlers featuring Benny Rickun

Reverend Raven & The Chain Smoking Altar Boys featuring Benny Rickun  

Special guests Smokey Holman and Andy Spadafora from Tweed Funk

Alex Wilson Band 

The Blues Disciples

Jim Liban Combo featuring Greg Koch, Kurt Koenig and Matt Liban


Last Wisconsin Shows in September



Friday - 9/29 - Club Garibaldi, Milwaukee, WI 8pm w/Westside Andy 

Saturday - 9/30 - Coffeeville Co, Jackson, WI 11am w/Westside Andy


Come To Jamaica with the Jimmys


Come to Jamaica with Westside Andy, myself and the Jimmys, February 25th - March 4th, at Paradise Cove Resort, Runaway Bay, Jamaica.  A week of blues and debauchery on the beaches of Jamaica.  What better way to escape another cold bitter Wisconsin winter (boy I'm laying it on eh?)  Only 8 seats left.  So don't sit on the fence, make the call to Amy and tell her you're going to the Jamaica with the Jimmys.


The Delta Chicago Blues Show


Sunday, October 1st at the Barley Pop Pub in Germantown, WI.  $40 for dinner and a show or $25 for the show which starts at 3pm





Wisconsin Annual Blues Harmonica Festival 2017


Friday, November 10th at the Knights of Columbus Hall in Milwaukee, WI. Tickets only $10 in advance or $15 at the door.  Doors open at 5:30pm





Twentieth Anniversary CD


Our Twentieth Anniversary CD is almost done.   A few mixes, mastering and artwork and then off to the printers....however..we could still use some financial help.  Please consider donating to our Gofundme.com campaign and be a part of our 20 year anniversary.  Go to:  Reverend Raven 20th Anniversary CD 














Our three week road trip was excellent. We started at the House of Blues in Chicago, headed to the Slippery Noodle in Indianapolis to play to a packed house and then jumped down to Florida to play four shows at clubs that were packed with dancers waiting to see us.

Brian Lee sat in at The Blue Rooster and received a well deserved standing ovation. What a treat to hang with my old friend.  He's coming up to Wisconsin this summer to celebrate his 60th year in the music business.

The Legendary Blues Cruise was a blast. Latimore, Elvin Bishop, Ronnie Baker Brooks, Ronnie Hicks, Mike Wheeler, Toronzo Cannon, Tommy Castro, Shinetop, Scottie Miller, Danielle Nicole, Tab Benoit, Mr Sipp, Eddie Cotton and so many more tore it up.  

We had the honor of hosting the Pro - Jam the second night on the pool deck at midnight and you can see the result on our video page or go to: LRBC 26 and check it out.  Big thanks to Jimmy Voegeli, Westside Andy, Bobby Sellers Jr, and PT Pedersen for laying it down all week long.

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