Vance Kelly (born January 24, 1954, Chicago) is a soul-blues singer and guitarist, who has performed regularly at various music venues in the Chicago area, chief among them the 1815, Checkerboard Lounge, Rosa's Lounge, Kingston Mines, Buddy Guy's Legends, and B.L.U.E.S. A long-time staple of the Chicago blues scene, Vance "Guitar" Kelly has wowed critics and fellow musicians for twenty-five years, but has somehow managed to slip beneath the radar of mainstream blues music fans. Bluebird is Kelly's sixth studio album, and a sure bet for increasing the audience of the Living Blues Award-winning guitarist. A collection of original soul-blues songs, Bluebird also features covers of Isaac Haye's "Little Bluebird" and Roosevelt Sykes' "Driving Wheel" and includes Vance's daughter Vivian guest-starring on vocals.
Lee Aaron is an award-winning singer, musician, and songwriter who has reinvented herself many times over during her long career. Lee Aaron, formerly known as Karen Greening, was Canada's self-proclaimed 'Metal Queen'. She was one of the first women to have a successful solo career in heavy metal music. After the international success of Fire and Gasoline, rocker Lee Aaron returns with her best in decades. It is an extraordinary blend of hard-blues, rock n roll and hard-rock that pays homage to the giants of the late 60s and 70s. From the opening riffs of originals such as Diamond Baby & American High, to her impassioned version of Deep Purple's Mistreated & the Koko Taylor's anthem, I'm a Woman, she captivates and impresses with a performance that may well be the finest of her career!