Blues-based rock singer Corey Stevens Saturday night from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
BUDWEISER HAPPY HOUR AND LIVE MUSIC – Corey Stevens continues to take his fans on a musical journey. Each new album is different enough to offer up something new and yet stay within the bounds of what his core fans may expect
A special happy hour party with live music by Corey Stevens, a blues-based rock singer, songwriter and guitarist, will take place in the RiverCentre on Saturday night from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Join your friends and make some new ones as you relax and discuss the show.
“I figured out early on that I like the classic band set up of bass, drums, piano, organ and yes, lots of guitars,” Stevens admits. “From Muddy Waters to the Rolling Stones to Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, I knew early on what I wanted to do and didn’t want to do. I always liked music that had soul and was organic.”
Stevens’ limitations may be the secret to his success. He writes catchy songs and drives them home with a band that would feel at home in the 60’s or 70’s
“I think music should bring people together. I set out to write an album about current events because I felt strongly about it. But I didn’t want the statement to be, ‘hey come over to my side.’ I just want people to think for themselves and I’m just giving them something to think about.”
About Blues-based rock singer Corey Stevens
Born in the small town of Centralia, Illinois, Corey Stevens never just says he is from Illinois. After hearing, “Oh, from Chicago?” a few too many times, he has learned the succinct way to put it: “I’m from Southern Illinois – an hour east of St. Louis.” St. Louis is where he saw his first baseball game and where he saw the Rolling Stones twice on the same day. He says, “St. Louis is where I went to and saw the huge crowds and came home with big dreams.”
But, Centralia was where he grew up, diligently honing his guitar playing and soaking up middle America.
“My grandfather put my first guitar in my hands and the story has become well known,” says Stevens, referring to the liner notes of his second album, “Road To Zen.” He continues, “But, the rest of the story is just growing up in a small town. I really liked it. All my friends complained of how boring it was, but, hey, it was where I was, and I made the most of it.”