Live Entertainment – Steve DitzellApril 18, 2014 8:30 pm
A blues guitarist with an inborn knack for timing and phrasing, Steve Ditzell has been performing for over 30 years. He has toured and recorded with many of the great Chicago blues artists including Koko Taylor, Son Seals, Buddy Guy and Junior Wells.
Ditzell and his Blue Lightning Band started working on their first CD during 2001, capturing his unique ability to lean his blues-playing in the direction of rock. Their Blues For Theresa CD flashes his wily side, evoking the spirit of Stevie Ray Vaughan with monster electric pulls and occasional rock yelps and grunts. As a solo artist, Ditzell’s 9 String Blues saw him go acoustic, feeling out an organic boogie woogie on gems like “Guitar Rag”.