at the Doris Duke Theatre, Honolulu Museum of Art

Tickets: $35

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In this concert, singer-guitarist Chris Vandercook and his band, joined by J.P. Smoketrain, Kimberlei Bradford, Mark Prados, and the Powerhouse Horns, will take their audience through the world of modern blues and trace its postwar history.

Along the way, they’ll perform some of the most powerful music ever made in America, from artists like B.B. King, Bobby “Blue” Bland, Etta James, Muddy Waters, and Robert Johnson.

The performers are Chris Vandercook: guitar, musical director, vocalist; J.P. Smoketrain: guitar, lead vocals; Kimberlei Bradford: lead and background vocals; Mark Prados: harmonica and lead vocals. The Chris Vandercook Band will be joined by the Powerhouse Horns.

The performance will be supplemented by multimedia material that has never been shown before, including a 1977 videotaped interview with B.B. King and video of a 1997 after-hours acoustic jam session between Chris Vandercook and multiple W.C. Handy award-winning blues artist Luther Allison (1939-1997).