WFHB Firehouse Follies presents Jason & Ginger & Friends
Bear's Place, 1316 E 3rd St, Bloomington, IN
The Unusual Suspects and WFHB Firehouse Follies Present a Bear's Third Wednesday show, an evening of fine music and the blues with Jason Fickel, Ginger Curry, and Friends. Jason & Ginger will perform a set of originals and then have special guests for the second set! Free, but donations encouraged. 21+. Great drinks and food, too!
free, donations encouraged
Ivy Tech John Waldron Arts Center Whikeheart Auditorium, 122 S. Walnut Street, Bloomington, IN
Ginger is a Gospel Gurl and Jason is a Firehouse Rounder! A live radio show full of comedy and music. Come on down to the Auditorium or listen on WFHB.org!!
Salute to the Women of the Blues
Lisle Public Library, 777 Front Street, Lisle, IL
One of our favorite events! This year our focus is Koko Taylor and her influences. Free and wonderful!
“Jason Fickel & Ginger Curry can evoke sweet song styles of long-ago decades and can also drive your bottom and top chakras into blues overdrive with supersoul vocals and hurtmesobad slide guitar.” -- Steve V. Johnson, Bloomington Songwriter Showcase
Born in Kansas, singer-songwriter-guitarist Jason Fickel was bitten by the blues as a teenager. He headed South to Mississippi where he apprenticed himself to blues masters James “Son” Thomas and Othar Turner. Next he went North, first to Rhode Island and then to Chicago, where he honed his songwriting craft. He has been called “Elvis Costello wearing Donovan’s boxers” and his tune “Get Your Car Off My Lawn” was featured this year on NPR’s Car Talk. Jason’s killer slide guitar and wry lyrics create a musical experience whose roots are nourished by the powerful versatility of vocalist Ginger Curry. Born in Kentucky and raised in the rich traditions of Southern Baptist gospel music, her voice communicates the wide range of the human experience from barrelhouse blues to soul-stirring ballads. Beyond gospel and blues, she is an established songwriter in the new thought community and still finds time to express her Kentucky roots singing in a down-home bluegrass combo.
Jason & Ginger released their debut album, “Jokerville,” in 2011 and that same year were semi-finalists at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN. In 2013 they released their second CD, “A Good Man Is Hard to Find: Celebrating the Women of the Blues”, a recording project that emerged from their Classic Blues program of storytelling and songs. 2016 brought the new album, "Some Kind of Love" featuring four originals and six classic covers.
Recent venues have included Two Way Street Coffee House (Downers Grove, IL), WCDB Folk Festival (Glen Ellyn - Chicago), Cherry Ghost Coffeehouse (Washington, IN), Players Pub (Bloomington, IN), Second Saturday Coffeehouse (Skokie, IL), Bryan Park – Bloomington (IN) Performing Arts Series, Oliver Winery (Bloomington, IN), Folk Alliance Region Midwest (various showcases) and WFHB Firehouse Follies.