Scotsman, Mike Scott, brought The Waterboys to Chicago as part of their long awaited tour.

The four-piece, all female rock group from Austin, The Bluebonnets, received a warm welcome from the Chicago crowd on Wednesday night. Their funky guitar riffs and strong vocal lines added to an altogether tight band and were a great addition to the line-up. The Bluebonnets are made up of ex-Delphines and ex-GoGos band members but seem to have found their rightful place performing together.

It’s been a long time since The Waterboys were last in Chicago, and they did not disappoint as they performed the majority of their new album, along with their favorites, such as “The Whole of The Moon,” and “Fisherman’s Blues.” Mike Scott reminisced about previous Chicago shows, remembering back to their shows at the Aragon Ballroom, The Vic and Park West back in the 80s – which many members of the audience were in attendance for. The Waterboys are currently touring the Modern Blues album, which they played all bar one song of. Scott’s storytelling came to life with his folksy, blues, rock voice filling the House of Blues. Paul Brown has to be the most energetic keyboard player that ever has existed, with a non-stop stream of enthusiasm from beginning to end.

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Kirstine moved from the UK to Chicago in 2011, and has fallen in love with the city and its music scene. She enjoys combining her two biggest passions – music and photography. If there is a band with a guitar playing, chances are she’ll be there…camera in hand. Kirstine went to her first live concert at 7 years old, and hasn’t looked back since!