Taylor Steele & The Love Preachers JIM'S SEND-OFF at A1 Liquors Hwy 33

  • Sat, Jan 21, 2023 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM
  • A1 Liquors

    10325 Illinois 33
    Effingham, Illinois 62401
Ticket Price $10.00 This event is now over

Doors 7pm / Show 8-11pm

Tickets $10

Please join us as we celebrate a new chapter in Jim Stewart's life as he moves to the beautiful state of Vermont.

Jim has been playing with Taylor Steele and The Love Preachers since the band formed, as well as playing and recording solo and playing with The Palace Brothers, Sideways Rain, Banker Street Relics, and Cadillac Sam. Be there when doors open to hear Jim and special guests perform!

Taylor Steele & the Love Preachers are a four piece roots-rock country-soul band based out of Effingham, IL with a passionate stage presence and tight, groovy rhythm section. Taylor Steele leads her own original music with an authentic from-the-heart bluesy charm while playing finger picking style resonator guitar. Local Americana music is at its best here with raw improvisation, interpretations of their favorite songs, and a fresh original sound.  This year marks their 5 years as a band. Their sound has evolved tremendously in that amount of time - letting their original music grow in new ways as well as exploring new styles of music that they all love.  As for their message on stage, to be a love preacher is to share and spread joy and love through music and the communal understanding that meaningful live music offers.  Wearing your heart on your sleeve and telling your story in an unapologetic way leaves room for true connection. This group has also found closeness together in their creations and good times over the years.

Jim Stewart will start out the show with a surprise guest or two paying homage to his musical career in Effingham.  Then, with Jim on guitar, the Love Preachers will be performing 4 new original songs among a rockin show of their original music and their favorite cover songs to play since 2017.

Nick Szwedo, a former member, will be joining them as a guest on keys for this event.

The Love Preachers have a way of sneaking up on you. The music is soulful, but sublime. The songs are smart and original, with roots that take you through rock and roll back to the blues of the old south. The vocal quality of Taylor Steele is reminiscent of great legendary singers like Bonnie Raitt and Mavis Staples but also modern stars like Susan Tedeschi and Gillian Welch.  Stemming from these influences, she has immense control of her voice as she belts out notes and improvises, all while finding a beautiful balance between vibrato, tone, and projection.  Just when you think you have it figured out, the Love Preachers start preaching, Taylor’s voice starts soaring, and they take you for the ride you won't soon forget.

Date & Time

Sat, Jan 21, 2023 8:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Venue Details

A1 Liquors

10325 Illinois 33
Effingham, Illinois 62401 A1 Liquors
Poss Music Works NFP

Poss Music Works is a 501c3 NFP with a mission to bring and foster music and culture to the Downstate Illinois area, with Effingham, IL as ground zero. We present music festivals and one-off music shows featuring national and regional original music touring acts. We present the Moccasin Creek Festival in June and the Summer Sundown Music Festival in September at The Stage at Lake Sara in Effingham IL.

Poss Music Works aims to instill an interest in, and love of, great Americana music in the regions youth. All of our festivals offer free admission to patrons 15 and under. We provide youth open mics around the region and we are attempting to partner with communities to present ‘youth music shows’ featuring young performers, for young patrons in a family friendly, alcohol free environment.

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