Kevin blows up a storm but leaves plenty of room for the rest of the band to show their stuff too. Nobody holds back…these guys kick butt!!” - Twelve Bar Rag, Suncoast Blues Society (FL)

Chicago's Red Hot, Rockin, Swamp Boogie Blues Band!!!

Upcoming Shows!!!

Kevin Purcell & The Root Doctors

AlpineFest, 95 E Main St, Lake Zurich

Join us for a Rockin' all-acoustic blues band featuring harmonica player extraordinaire/vocalist Kevin Purcell and his band - The Root Doctors. Music, Beer Garden, Food, Carnival Rides, Games of Skil, and so much more! AlpineFest was organized in 1976, our mission is to collect, preserve, and share the history of Ela Township.


Get ready for THE ultimate tribute to the legendary Summer Jam Watkins Glen concert of 1973! Featuring powerhouse performances by Rosehill Revival, Mr. Blotto, and The Last Waltz Band. 🌟

Calling all fans of The Band, Grateful Dead, and Allman Brothers Band! Join us as we celebrate the iconic music that shattered Woodstock's attendance record with over 600,000 people!

🎉 Yes, you heard it right – The Watkins Glen concert was BIGGER THAN WOODSTOCK! 🎉

Relive the magic of the original Summer Jam, where Bill Graham FM Productions brought epic lights, staging, and a 50,000-watt sound system to the Watkins Glen Racetrack. But no worries about mud this time – this electrifying event is happening inside the Arcada Theatre, so we're rocking rain or shine!

Don't miss out on this unforgettable night! 🎤✨

Pricing from $39.00 to $59.00

Sew Hop'd Brewery & Taproom in Huntley, IL, since April 2019. Our mission is to brew the finest craft

Blues legend Kevin Purcell and his all-star band—The Root Doctors! Kevin grew up steeped in Chicago blues and inspired by Southern rock. Years of live performances have earned Purcell a reputation as a smokin’ hot harmonica player, powerful vocalist, and respected songwriter. Purcell wields the gritty, back-alley sounds of Chicago blues with the back roads of Southern rock. The Root Doctors deliver an intense, crowd-pleasing show. Their performances are packed with incredible showmanship, high energy, intimacy, soul, and plain 'ole fun!

Kevin Purcell - Harmonica Tony Root - bass Peter Kruse - drums Rob Anderlik - lap steel guitar Mike Church - guitar

Kevin Purcell & The Root Doctors

Madcats, 117 West Slade Street, Palatine

Madcats is a restaurant, bar & live music venue with the best local food and music, focusing on community.

Our kitchen delights us with both healthy & hearty creations, and Dan (Madcat) slings craft cocktails and local brews. An experienced sound engineer, Rick fine-tunes the audio to keep our bands sounding their best. We bring rock, blues, country, jazz & everything in between to the Madcats stage, with our regulars quick to invite you to the dance floor to enjoy. As Rob, our Ambassador of Goodwill, often says, we invite you to "walk in as a stranger and leave as a friend."

Hope to see you soon! 🤘


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