A Evening with Van Hunt

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Singer, Songwriter, producer and musician, Van Hunt is one of the most underrated underground artists of our generation.  His music and artistry fits no label and crosses genres with ease.  He is soul, funk, R&B, rock and roll and more.   City Winery Chicago is known for bringing some of the best musical artists to their beautiful location in the West Loop/Randolph Street location and this past Tuesday was no different.  

It’s been six years since his last tour and Van Hunt did not disappoint with his sold out show at City Winery Tuesday night.  Charismatic and engaging, Van Hunt connected intimately  with the audience with just his voice, a drum machine and guitars.  It was raw, intense and deeply personal.  Covering a discography that spans over 15 years, Van Hunt performed favorites “Priest or Police”, “If I Take You Home”, At the End of a Slow Dance”, The Lowest 1 of My Desires”, “Who Will Love Me in Winter”, Highlights”, “Dust” and more!   He also gifted the audience with Hopeless, a song he wrote that was performed by singer Dionne Farris sang on the Love Jones Soundtrack.   His voice wrapped around his lyrics with such passion, exuding the joy, lust, hurt and pain, heartache and loneliness that only his lyrics could portray.   Each song was a beautiful story and he painted the perfect picture with his melodious voice.  The audience enthusiastically sang along while enjoying playful and often funny interactions with Van Hunt.  After a rousing standing ovation he returned and performed crowd favorites, “Down Here in Hell with You” and the sexy, “Seconds of Pleasure” to the crowds sheer joy.  Van Hunt’s voice was incredibly soulful and sexy and his deeply personal lyrics connected with an audience who has clearly missed his presence in the live music scene.  His music and talent is a breath of fresh air in a scene dominated by similar sounds. He stands apart and stands out in the best way.

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City Winery Chicago is bringing some of the best artists and musicians to Chicago each and every month.  Grab Tickets today at www.citywinery.com/chicago .  Stay tuned to Black Widow’s Web as I cover the next show at City Winery, The Robert Glasper Trio featuring Chris Dave & Derrick Hodge

Until next time,

Black Widow

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Black Widow

D.Sanders, a Chicago native, is a devoted mother, blogger and writer who is passionate about her family, friends, women's rights, living authentically and telling her story.   She is also a spoken word recording artist under the name, Black Widow. She has been writing and blogging for over 15 years providing commentary and expressing thought on life, love and relationships. Her artistry can be heard on two house music singles, “Rough”, and “Gruv Me” released by Grammy Nominated Producer and CEO of T’s Box Records & T’s Crates, Terry Hunter under the production of Mike Dunn and Dee Jay Alicia. . Both singles reached #1 on Traxsource’s Afrohouse and charted top ten overall as well reaching the top ten in their year of release.  She splits her time blogging about the Chicago Dance Music Scene on www.blkwidowmusic.com and on her book’s website, www.thesumofmanythings.com.  She is excited about her debut book, The Sum of Many Things, scheduled for release in June 2017.   She wears many hats but refuses to be placed in a box.  She believes that women are "The Sum of Many Things".  Embracing all of her roles as a woman, she firmly believes in breaking free of preconceived notions of womanhood.   She believes it is her mission to define her own life experience, femininity and sexuality and not have it defined by society.  She openly shares her story with hopes that women understand their worth, power and place in this world.