A Tribute to Andre Williams

A Tribute to Andre Williams

The Goldstars, Julio Davis, Bailey Dee, Gerald McClendon, Sally Timms, Renaldo Domino, Dag Juhlin, Pete Gordon

Sun, April 28, 2019

Doors: 5:30 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

The Hideout

Chicago, IL

$20

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A Tribute to Andre Williams
A Tribute to Andre Williams
On March 17th Chicago R&B singer songwriter Andre Williams passed away. He left an indelible mark on the music world influencing the likes of Keith Richards, Patti Smith and Jack White, The Cramps and countless soul and garage bands.

Sunday April 28th we pay our respects to The Black Godfather, Mr. Rhythm and The Godfather of Rap with an all star lineup of artists performing Andre’s hits spanning 6 decades and multiple genres of music from DooWop to Country, Soul to Garage.

The Goldstars, Andre’s touring band for over a decade will be joined by special guests including Renaldo Domino, Gerald McClendon, Bailey Dee, and members of The Mekons, Poi Dog Pondering, The New Duncan Imperials, J David Trio, and The Goblins.

DJ Set by James Porter

Whether you were a huge Andre Williams fan or you don’t even recognize the name, you will not want to miss this show, which is also his official memorial.


The Andre Williams Tribute show is honored to benefit Englewood’s I Grow Chicago. Their mission is to grow Englewood from surviving to thriving through community connection, skill building, and opportunity. Their vision is a world where love lives in public. Cornel West said justice is what love looks like in public. I Grow Chicago brings justice, hope, and love to all in Chicago and beyond.
Bailey Dee
Bailey Dee
Bailey Dee, a self described retro worshiper, came to Chicago to find more neophiles like her and learn from the greats. Now she's playing along with them and taking over her rightful throne as the Queen B of Chicago Roots Rock.

Bailey is an accomplished working musician, who uses her chops not only in her instrumental playing but in her powerful voice, reminiscent of Big Mama Thornton, Big Maybelle, and Janis Joplin. You can find her as a cellist in the award winning Jonas Friddle and The Majority, and commanding her own group Bailey Dee and her Late Night Bait as a vocalist and guitar player.

A live show with the Late Night Bait is always filled with an electric energy that cannot be contained. Her band features Jason Larsen and Tony "The Face" Bryan (guitar and sax for local Chicago R&B legend Andre Williams). jazz drummer Tommy Lowery, and bassist Jesse Woelfel (ex Chicago's "Million Dollar Quartet").

They keep the party going with their charming banter, rockin' song selection and titillating stage show. A perfect balance of modern and vintage tastes for everyone. Get ready, shes coming for you, and trust us, she's your kind of party.

Come see what the fuss is about with-
Gerald McClendon
Gerald McClendon
Chicago-born and based singer known as "The Soulkeeper"
Sally Timms
Sally Timms
English singer and songwriter, born 29 November 1959 in Leeds, England.
Renaldo Domino
Renaldo Domino
Named for a voice that was sweet like Domino sugar, Renaldo Domino is one of the unsung heroes of Chicago soul. Born Renaldo Jones in “The Valley,” around 49th & Forestville, Domino was already on the star track by the time he got his drivers license. He linked up with the Magnificents, and manager William “Sandy” Johnson, who would stay with him throughout his career, and had his first record deal before his high school graduation. Domino’s singles on the Mercury imprints Blue Rock and Smash did fine, but by major label standards he was a flop and was promptly dropped. Clearly representing paramount talent, Sandy had little trouble convincing Wright and Bedno to sign Domino and put the full weight of their influence behind him. Though the label credits Sandy as producer, Richard Pegue was hired on to infuse Domino’s street corner style with an uptown sensibility. He brought in the South Shore Commission and members of the Cheers and the Voices for the sessions that would become the double-sided masterpiece “Not Too Cool to Cry” b/w “Nevermore.” Domino’s vocals certainly live up to the promise of his stage name, but it’s Pegue’s left-of-center production, complete with pizzicatto violin, triangle, castanets and mini choir that make these songs arguably one of the most most beautiful soul singles to come out of Chicago. Domino issued two more dazzling 45s on the label, "Let Me Come Within" and "You Need To Be Loved On," with both sharing “I’m A Good Man” as the B-side. “Two Years Four Days” was the original flip for “You Need To Be Loved On,” but was mysteriously shelved and was unavailable until now. Despite steady radio play and constant performing, Domino failed to catch on outside Chicago. He was truly the breakout star Twinight was looking for, and their failure to propel his career was telling of the label’s fortunes.
Dag Juhlin
Member of Poi Dog Pondering, The Goldstars,
The Greenwoods, Expo '76, and The Slugs
Venue Information:
The Hideout
1354 W. Wabansia Ave
Chicago, IL, 60642
http://www.hideoutchicago.com