Small Town, Big Crowd: Blues in the District at Quincy, Illinois’ Lincoln Park

This past weekend as I visited my dad for Father’s Day I was surprised to find that even on a rainy Friday evening in the small city of Quincy, Illinois, the entire town square was filled with hundreds, if not a thousand, people ready to get down.  It’s a tradition for the city, known for their support and love of blues music.  Every other Friday night in the summer months locals and visitors join together with their lawn chairs and drinks of choice to enjoy 4 hours of dancing, relaxing, mingling and listening.  Trampled Under Foot, an award winning sibling trio from Kansas City, was our entertainment for the evening and their classic blues sound was well received with nearly everyone staying until the final song, a Led Zeppelin cover, was over.  Danielle Schnebelen, lead signer and bass player’s classic blues vocals and funky bass lines are the seam of the bands overall sound while brother, Nick Schnebelen’s solid guitar solos, Americano flare and talented showmanship provide the audience with a unique live blues experience .  Drummer (and other brother), Kris Schnebelen, holds his own behind his set, also contributing to vocals creating a larger than expected sound for the three piece band.  You can see them in LA this September as a part of their massive US tour, tickets can be found here.

Here’s an idea of what to expect from their studio album Badlands, due July 9th via Telarc.


Check out the Blues in the District Facebook page to learn more about the concert series and the 2013 lineup.

Aurora Cowen

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