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John Kattke
John, a.k.a. Brother John, has been a resident musician at Buddy Guy's Legends in Chicago for over 30 years. Through his work with Chicago blues greats Buddy Guy & Otis Rush, he has jammed with Eric Clapton, Steve Miller, auditioned for the Black Crowes (in 1998, but they hired Jimmy Page instead), and acquired ringing endorsements from many other musicians of renown. For example: Led Zeppelin vocalist Robert Plant had seen John play with Otis Rush at the Jazz Café in London. When Plant and Kattke met in person at the United Center in Chicago, Plant told Kattke: "You play a mean guitar!" George Benson came to the jam session that Kattke hosts at Buddy Guy's Legends in Chicago. After hearing the opening set that John played with his band, Benson told him: "You’re fearless! I thought I was fearless! You’re fearless!"
contact: JohnKattke@comcast.net
homepage: www.johnkattke.com
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Message In Blue
Delmark Records DE-836
recorded August 2013 in Chicago, IL/USA
Dave Specter, guitar
John Brumbach, tenor sax
Hank Ford, tenor sax
Willie Henderson, baritone sax
Bill McFarland, trombone
Kenny Anderson, trumpet, flugelhorn
John Kattke, Fender Rhodes, organ, vocals
Bob Corritore, harmonica
Harlan Terson, bass
Jim Tullio, bass
Travis T. Bernard, drums
Marty Binder, drums
Victor Garcia, congas, percussion
Otis Clay, vocals
Blues From The Inside Out
Delmark Records DE-859
recorded February 2019 in Chicago, IL/USA
Dave Specter, guitar, vocals
Mars Williams, tenor sax
Johnny "Showtime" Janowiak, trombone
Ron Haynes, trumpet
Bill Brichta, guitar
Jorma Kaukonen, guitar
John Kattke, organ, piano, vocals
Harlan Terson, bass
Marty Binder, drums
Ruben Alvarez, percussion
Sarah Marie Young, vocals

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