Start Warming up for Summer Camp With…

Having been referred to as “filthy Chicago party blues” and “southern-fried soul,” the music of CU natives Kilborn Alley Blues Band is rooted in tradition. Consisting of members Andrew Duncanson (guitar, lead vocals), Joe Asselin (harp, guitar, and back-up vocals), Josh Stimmel (guitar), Chris Breen (bass) and Ed O’Hara (drums), Kilborn Alley Blues Band has been around for almost a decade, playing their first show at a house party in January of 2000. With members coming and going throughout the years, one thing has remained the same: the dedication to keeping their music as authentic to real blues as possible. After playing hundreds of shows over the years, majority of which last about four hours and playing in over hundreds of different bars, the band has got plenty of experience under their belts.

Strangely, Kilborn Alley Blues Band have carved themselves into the college music scene, a place usually reserved for synth-laden indie pop-rock. The combination of rousing live shows and authentic, powerful music has made the Kilborn Alley Blues Band a growing force. Gaining much attention, the band was recently asked to return to the Summer Camp Music Festival which takes place at the end of every May in Chillicothe, Ill. Summer Camp is a great opportunity not only for Kilborn Alley, who have already played at the festival in 2004, but all the bands present this year.

In its seventh year, the Summer Camp Music Festival features over 45 bands, three stages, unique vendors, on-site camping and musician workshops all spread out over three days. The festival is also famous for its creative late night shows in which multiple bands will often trade members and play multiple sets full of unique originals and classic covers. With a combination of big name artists and great local bands, Summer Camp is one of the summer festivals you don’t want to miss.

After their stint at Summer Camp, Kilborn Alley has possible plans of bringing their Chicago blues to Europe. Before the band jumps across the pond, don’t miss the chance of seeing them, and many other great artists, at this year’s Summer Camp.

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