Raphael Wressnig’s Soul Gift Revue feat.: Deitra Farr
Raphael Wressnig’s Soul Gift Revue is a formidable crowd-pleasing group with singer Deitra Farr and saxophonist Gordon “Sax” Beadle and either Alex Schultz or Enrico Crivellaro playing guitar. As one of the best blues singers in Chicago, Farr has been affiliated with the well-regarded Mississippi Heat band while maintaining a solo career of many years; she has performed in more than 30 countries and recorded two feature albums, as well as turning up as a guest on Wressnig & Schultz’s Soul Gift. Beadle, who resides in Boston, has collaborated with Wressnig for years now in the studio and on the stage. As the first-call blues/soul/r&b tenor saxophonist in the States and in Europe, he has performed with many, many notables, among them Charles Brown, Jimmy McGriff, Jimmy Witherspoon, Jay McShann, Duke Robillard, and Luther “Guitar Junior” Johnson. His latest solo album, Showtime!, has received rave reviews in Downbeat and in other media outlets.