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The Blues' Man, Douglas C. Rapier

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Can't make it to Kankakee's Downtown Music Fest tonight? No worries, tune in to hear from one of the best musicians to ever come out of Kankakee Illinois! DCR, set the standard in the H.L. Rapier family as he took his mother's musical talent to a whole new level. From DCR came other musical talent. Whether it is writing or music making, the creative juices of the Rapier family are always flowing! No one knows better than ME, aka Mary E. Rapier-LaLuna! 

DC Rapier explores the "roots, stems and branches" known simply as the Blues!  He blends his vast musical knowledge with his love of the blues. Each week he will take us on a musical journey as only Brother Doug can do! This show blues' stew focuses on Douglas C. Rapier and BoPoMoFo. There is none better!  

Born and raised an hour from the famous Blues and Jazz venues of Chicago, DC Rapier began his professional music journey with his first paying gig at the age of 15, as the lead singer, rhythm guitarist and harmonica player in a band playing Blues and R&B tunes learned from recordings of the vanguards of the British Invasion, the Yardbirds, the Animals and the Rolling Stones. 

For more than 45 years, DC has been singing madrigal, plain-song, oratorio, art song, opera, musicals, jazz, Blues, swing, rock, pop, country –western and even some jingles.  He’s performed in choirs and choral groups in Europe and America; played sax, flute and bass clarinet in concert and jazz bands; guitar, harmonica, sax and flute in rock bands, Blues bands and show bands. 

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