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!
Blues-infused Americana with soulful vocals and killer slide guitar
“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,
Reaching back to their influences (Hoagy Carmichael, Elmore James, Chuck Berry, Elvis Presley, Dinah Washington) and capturing their live duo energy, Jason & Ginger assembled a rockin' band (with guest Jason Ricci on harmonica) for their third album of duets, covers and Fickel originals. Blues-infused Americana at its best!
For Jason & Ginger's second album, they returned to their roots: powerful, expressive female vocals from Ginger Curry backed by acoustic finger style guitar from Jason Fickel covering blues classics!
Not long after their semi-finalist performance at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN, Jason & Ginger were asked to put together a program of classic blues and storytelling called “A Salute to the Women of the Blues.” They jumped at the opportunity. After playing the songs and sharing stories at libraries, coffeehouses, bars, and on live radio shows, they decided to record eight of their favorites. The songs, ranging in time from 1918’s title track to 1987’s “Go Back to Your Used to Be,” were recorded at Rainstone Studios in Bloomington, IN, and mixed by Grammy®-nominated audio engineer Marcos Suiero Bal.
Original Blues and Americana duo with wry lyrics, slide guitar and an incredible Southern gospel-trained vocalist.
Born in Kansas, singer-songwriter-guitarist Jason Fickel was bitten by the blues as a teenager. He headed to Mississippi where he apprenticed himself to blues masters James “Son” Thomas and Otha Turner, learning to play blues guitar and to navigate the blues trade. His killer slide guitar and wry lyrics create a musical experience whose roots are nourished by the barrel house vocals of singer Ginger Curry. Raised in the rich traditions of southern gospel music, her writing and performing have surveyed all of creation. Jason and Ginger’s musical partnership explores that eternal source of the blues: man and woman. Their debut album captures all their experiences!