URBANA — Champaign's internationally acclaimed blues band Kilborn Alley will celebrate its 13th anniversary with a show at 9 p.m. Saturday at The Iron Post, 120 S. Race St.
Tickets are $10 at the door.
The band will be joined by singer Abraham Johnson and saxophonist Dave Fauble, who frequently perform with Kilborn Alley, and by their longtime harmonica player Joe Asselin.
In addition, the show will feature appearances by the four-time Blues Music Award-nominated multi-instrumentalist Gerry Hundt and his frequent musical sidekick, soul singer and guitarist Corey Dennison, best known for his work with the Carl Weathersby Band.
The members of Kilborn Alley are singer-guitarist Andrew Duncanson, guitarist Josh Stimmel and bass player Chris Breen, who started the band in 2000 when Duncanson was still in high school and Stimmel and Breen were barely out. Drummer Ed O'Hara joined the group in 2005.
Since it formed, Kilborn Alley has logged more than 1,700 public shows in 30 states and in Europe. The band will tour Texas this summer and make its biggest tour yet of Europe in the fall.
The band was nominated for Blues Music Awards in 2007, '08 and '11. In 2009, the band was named the "Sean Costello Rising Star in the Blues" by Blues Blast Magazine; in '10 the same magazine named the group's song "Better Off Now" the "Blues Song of the Year."
Kilborn Alley's 2011 Blue Bella Records release "Four" reached No. 1 on the Living Blues radio play charts.
Blues Revue has declared the band among the genre's "elite music makers," and a Living Blues critic says Kilborn Alley is "at the front of contemporary blues."