Joe Cooke, a staple as one the area’s finest classic-rocking blues guitarists for decades, joins Rick Wass on bass and Steve Kelton on drums, former members of the Havana Ducks and other bands, for a rocking country trio, called Thin Ice. The original lineup featured the more country angle of Tim Wallace on guitar, and now with Cooke on the six-string for little over a year, the group leans more to the rocking side of things. Driven by the dynamic lead vocals of Kelton, the threesome cuts through classic rock tunes and modern country rockers, boasting a set list that ranges from Golden Earring to Brooks and Dunn, Loverboy to Jason Aldean and Led Zeppelin to Rick Springfield. The variety allows for a flexible sound that puts Thin Ice in demand at area clubs all over central Illinois and the booking rotation only brings them to Springfield every few months, so catch these classics when you can.
Fri, Apr 20, 8pm
Blue Grouch Pub