DAVE WELD & THE IMPERIAL FLAMES
DELMARK RECORDING ARTIST

DAVE WELD & THE IMPERIAL FLAMES

WINNERS OF THE 2020 CHICAGO BLUES CHALLANGE!

REPRESENTING CHICAGO IN MEMPHIS AT THE IBC'S (INTERNATIONAL BLUES CHALLANGE) JANUARY 2020

Dave Weld and The Imperial Flames, an authentic, real deal blues band, high energy with versatile talent, variety, and a cohesive show that includes original driving blues, boogie, R&B and Soul. The originals are classic in nature, the standards are revitalized with striking three part vocal harmony, three vocal stylists, Passionate slide guitarist, Dave Weld mentored from Grammy Winning Master J.B. Hutto, along with blues diva and two time Rami winner Mona Rose (Monica Myhre), a rock rhythm section consisting of the  creamy voice of Jeff Taylor holding a solid beat on drums and Kenny Pickens blazing on bass.  Also hitting the ivory is Harry Yaseem, tutored by the famous Art Hodes on piano/organ and the red hot saxman, Rogers Randle.

Chicago Blues, Blues Rock, Boogie, R&B & Soul

DELMARK RECORDS

Delmark Records is the oldest American jazz and blues independent record label. It was founded in 1958 and is based in Chicago, Illinois. The label originated in St. Louis, Missouri, in 1953 when owner Bob Koester released a recording of the Windy City Six, a traditional jazz group, under the Delmar imprint.  For 65 years, Chicagoan Bob Koester has given the world some of the most important jazz and blues recordings ever made via his Delmark Records label. Blues masters Junior Wells and Magic Sam, jazz innovators Roscoe Mitchell and Muhal Richard Abrams, MacArthur Fellows Ken Vandermark and Reginald Robinson and many more have released groundbreaking work on Delmark.

A new era for Delmark Records!  In October, 2018, the landmark record label was along with, its subsidiary labels, a catalog of masters dating to the 1920s, a voluminous inventory of CDs and LPs and the Riverside Studio at 4121 N. Rockwell St to Chicago musicians Julia A. Miller and Elbio Barilari, who co-lead the band Volcano Radar and are deeply involved in other arts and educational activities.