The Word Celebrates Chris Chew’s Birthday In Chicago

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Between tonight and Saturday, supergroup The Word wraps up their most extensive tour since 2002 with performances in Washington, D.C. this evening; Glenside, Pennsylvania tomorrow; New York City on Friday and Boston on Saturday. On Monday night the band – which features keyboardist John Medeski, sacred steel specialist Robert Randolph and The North Mississippi Allstars – celebrated bassist Chris Chew’s birthday at Concord Music Hall in Chicago.

The Word has been sharing photos from the tour exclusively with JamBase and captured some of the fun that went down in Chicago. Check out photos of the birthday celebration:

And here are some snaps of the band aboard their tour bus:

Finally, watch Robert lead a rendition of “Happy Birthday” for Chew in Chicago as captured by Charles Izenstark:

Head here for a behind-the-scenes look at The Word’s recent visit to Colorado.

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