SPACE Announces “Walk A Mile In My Shoes” Tribute Song & Concert for Otis Clay
Join us for a heartfelt and all-star tribute to our late friend and world renowned Chicago soul, blues, gospel and R&B singer extraordinaire Otis Clay on Thursday, Dec. 1, at SPACE. Tickets for the show go on sale this Friday at 10 a.m.
Otis graced the stage at SPACE many times over the years, performing a number of unforgettable shows with his wonderful stage presence, deep soul intensity and great bands. The show on Dec. 1 will feature an all-star band with many special guests that worked with and loved the late, great singer.
Otis passed away suddenly in January of 2016 and we’ve been working hard at the SPACE recording studios this year on a tribute in his memory, which will be released in conjunction with the tribute concert on Dec. 1.
The tribute single features 21 musicians, including many who performed and recorded with Clay. The release of the “Walk A Mile In My Shoes” tribute single will also mark the launch of SPACE Records, the venue’s new in-house record label. “Walk A Mile In My Shoes” will have its world premiere on Tom Marker’s Blues Breakers show on 93XRT on Monday, Sept. 19, between 9-10 p.m., and will be available for download and streaming shortly thereafter.
Proceeds from the concert and sales of the tribute single will benefit The Chicago Coalition for the Homeless, an organization that Otis worked with over the years and held dear to his heart.