Mike AllemanaSince 1997 Mike has been the guitarist for tenor sax legend Von Freeman, playing at Von's famous Tuesday set at the New Apartment Lounge and appearing on Von's 2002 release The Improvisor and on the 2009 release Vonski Speaks on Nessa Records, a live concert in Berlin. His has also performed with organists Charles Earland and Dr. Lonnie Smith, drum legends Jimmy Cobb and Mickey Roker, and alto saxophonist Steve Coleman. Other projects include the Mike Allemana Organ Trio, The Regulators, Steve Gibons Gypsy Rhythm Project and The Model Citizens Big Band. www.mikeallemana.com
Bill has been a performing artist all of his life. He is an infusion, an influential voice on the music scene, a skilled guitarist and masterful vocalist. Bill likes to take his audiences on a wild ride through groove-based jams and blues-tinged traditions. As part of BLT and Wood, Bone and Steel he demonstrates his ability as a songwriter. His vocal work with Come Sunday is pure, unadulterated, Bill.
Sue DemelWhether it's scatting, chanting, collaborating, or teaching, Sue explodes the pre-conceived notions of harmony singing. As a founding & current member of folk trio Sons of the Never Wrong, Sue tours nationally, performing original, acoustic music. Her body of work as a songwriter achieves a rare peace between the boundaries of love, despair, & redemption. A seasoned back-up vocalist featured on over 50 cd's, Sue is currently a recording artist on Waterbug Records where her original songs, arrangements, and vocals are featured.
Al EhrichBassist Al Ehrich has always enjoyed playing a wide variety of genres: jazz, blues, folk, classical, theater and show music. He's toured South America, Europe, Canada the US, and has had the privilege of backing musical legends as diverse as Mel Torme, Dionne Warwick, Jimmy Witherspoon, Gladys Knight, Sir Georg Solti, Steve Allen, George Burns, & Bob Hope among many other notables. Recently he has performed with Bonnie Koloc, Weavermania!, Michael Miles, Chicago Klezmer Ensemble, Reggie McGlaughlin, Marc Smith, Jamie O'Reilly, The Weird Sisters and Sons of the Never Wrong. Al has taught bass and cello at the Old Town School of Folk Music since 1989.
Lenny MarshLenny Marsh, drums/percussion, is a graduate of VanderCook College of Music. Lenny toured nationally with the Chicago based Big Shoulders band and recorded on Rounder Records .This band opened for Ray Charles, Koko Taylor, Buddy Guy and Etta James. Marsh has also worked out of the Indianapolis area with Iron Horse, Shiloh Morning and Britton Brothers bands which opened for Harry Chapin, John Hartford and Ronnie Milsap. He has also performed with the University of Indiana Latin Ensemble, Morales Salsa Orchestra and Drums of Africa.
Alton SmithAlton's heterodox musical journey began at age four, when he started playing the piano and soon found himself playing and singing at his father's church in Fitzgerald, Georgia. Over the years he's played and sung in jazz ensembles, rock groups, gospel quartets, and kid's bands. Since the early 2000s he's been teaching group ensembles and piano at the Old Town School of Folk Music – including the Soul Ensemble with Come Sunday's own Bill Brickey. Alton is also a member of Anna Fermin's Trigger Gospel and the rock & soul band Mystery Train.
Lindsay WeinbergA teacher at heart and lifelong performer, Lindsay is constantly sharing music with the world around her. Raised in a musical family, it's only natural that she spends her days getting toddlers dancing, young hands on keys, grown fingers finding new chords, and voices blending together. She can be found playing her piano-pop singer/songwriter material with the Lindsay Weinberg band, 1960's French covers with girl-group The Ye-Ye's, and new and traditional children's music with Lindsay & The Shimmies.
All seven band members are proud to teach at Chicago's own Old Town School of Folk Music.