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On February 19, 2017, Sky Club Records, in conjunction with the Fox Valley Music Foundation, will sponsor a Record Release Show for The Leland Bluebird Sessions featuring a performance by the band Leland. The Release Show will take place at the Copley Theater in downtown Aurora, Illinois. The Copley is located across the street from the Paramount Theater and THE Leland Tower, home of the original Bluebird recordings and The Leland Legend Pub & Grill, which will provide pre-show Hors d’oeuvres and will house the post-show party as well.

The show will feature performances by Bloodshot recording artists Robbie Fulks and Nora O’Connor, Chicago based R&B and Blues singers Mae Koen and Mick Ducker, along with Fox Valley area  musicians Dave Nelson and Mary Lou O’Brien. Chicago Farmer will be  a part of the affair as well. In addition to performing, Scott Tipping shall serve as the show’s Music Director.

For more information regarding the show, and to purchase tickets, please visit our EventBrite page.

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Formed in the fall of 2013, Sky Club Records is the responsibility of Steve Warrenfeltz and Scott Tipping. Their mission is to create awareness of the historic Leland Recordings that took place in downtown Aurora, Illinois during
1937 and 1938.

To that end, Scott and Steve have embarked upon a recording sojourn that has resulted in the creation of the first recording tribute to those original artists that participated in those historic sessions, and to the songs that they created.

Aptly named The Leland Bluebird Sessions, this particular volume includes renditions of the original recordings made by Tampa Red, Washboard Sam, Sonny Boy Williamson, Big Joe Williams, Walter Davis, Merline Johnson, Yank Rachell, Monkey Joe, The State Street Swingers, Sweet Peas Spivey, John D. ‘Black Spider’ Twitty and Robert Lee McCoy. The ‘new’ renditions featured Robbie Fulks, Mae Koen, Mick Ducker, The Steepwater Band, Chicago Farmer, Mary Lou O’Brien, Nora O’Connor,  Reverend Cinchy Pickins, Dave Nelson and Scott Tipping. There were many mighty fine musicians that contributed to the Sessions in support of the “lead” artists. The list includes Scott Stevenson, Pete Galanis, Dave Herrero, Matt Thompson, Chuck Lacy, Gary Schepers, Alex Hall, Anna Jacobson, Gerald Dowd, Rick Sherry, John Abbey and Don Stiernberg, whose participation and impact can not be understated and is appreciated beyond what words can adequately express.

Scott Tipping produced the recordings, and therefore, is the Producer, while Steve Warrenfeltz handled the Executive Producer duties. The recording sessions took place at Kingsize Sound Labs in Chicago and were engineered and mixed  by John Abbey, with some assistance from Scott Tipping. Rex Bohn designed and created the package … he is The Artist. Melissa Mercado designed the Sky Club Records logo that appears near the top of this page and she helps us with Marketing … her business is called Loco Logos Graphic Design and is based in North Aurora, Illinois.

If you would like a copy of the Leland Bluebird Sessions album, please click on the PayPal button shown below to select your desired format, and we will get that to you shortly. Shipping is $2.99 to all points located in the United States. The shipping cost  to points outside of the United States is 15 USD per item.

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  The Leland Bluebird Sessions Album

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Please note that the vinyl record version of this album is being released on February 19, 2017 and will therefore ship shortly thereafter if pre-ordered. The compact disc version is available for immediate shipping.

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