Sam Adams Presents: The Paula Nelson Band / The Leadfoot Band
Paula Nelson was born on October 27th, 1969 in Houston, Texas, into a family of music and entertainment. She started playing piano and singing at the age of seven. She drew early influences from singers like Jesse Colter and Rita Coolidge, whose bluesy, supple vocal style provided one of Paula's earliest templates as she found her own voice.
Texas Monthly has called that voice "torchy," and the Los Angeles Times praised, "There's no missing the unforced power of Paula's singing."
Paula and the band have been playing together since the summer of 2004.
"The chemistry between us is magic, both on stage and off. I feel truly blessed to be in the company of these amazing musicians"
Chicago-based quartet The Leadfoot Band founded itself on bluegrass roots almost a decade ago and have branched out from there. Their influences include everything from The Band to Hank Williams, Sam Bush to Metallica, Split Lip Rayfield to Lou Reed and everything in between. Reformed in 2011 after more than a five-year hiatus, they have picked up steam and spread the wings of possibility, pushing their hard-driving, high-octane brand of bluegrass, roots, and rock-influenced acoustic music farther than before. This robust musical delicacy tantalizes the senses and gets the feet moving. It is a smokin' blend of styles suitable for any palette, summed up perfectly by musician Jaik Willis: "Chicago's freshest post-bluegrass served up spicy- just how you like it- with tasty grooves and lightning-fast delivery.
The Red Line Tap (View)
7006 N Glenwood
Chicago, IL 60626
|Minimum Age: 21|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: No|