You’d better watch out—Big Bad Voodoo Daddy are on their way to Crystal Lake. This wild and wonderful swing combo has been rocking concert halls since 1993, and they’re showing no signs of slowing down any time soon. This year, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy are touring the U.S. to celebrate their 20th anniversary.
As part of the swing revival of the late 1990s, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy stood out through the tightness and professionalism of their sound. Named for an offhand compliment by blues legend Albert Collins, the nine-member band set out to live up to their name. Drawing on the sounds of big band music, New Orleans jazz, and 1940s jump blues, the band continues to churn up a unique and irresistible sound every time it takes the stage.
When you see Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, don’t be surprised if you feel the compulsion to dance. The band puts a ton of energy into each performance, and you can expect to have gotten your money’s worth—and more—by the time they leave the stage. Along with classics like “Go Daddy Go,” you can expect to hear some selections from their latest album, “Rattle Them Bones.” With their sharp suits and vivacious sound, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy are a blast from the past that the whole family can enjoy.
What better place to hear a swing band than the Raue Center For The Arts? As an authentic 1920s-era theatre, Crystal Lake’s Raue Center is the perfect spot to dance to the stylings of Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, who play there October 12 at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $47. Visit the official website at www.rauecenter.org for more information about upcoming shows, or call (815) 356-9212 with your questions.