Morry Sochat and The Special 20's
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new CD in 2015
We are starting work on the next CD and will be going into the studio to record in early 2015. We have some great new songs to play and can't wait to get them down on tape. We will be working with Tim Bluhm from the Mother Hips on this CD which is super exciting.

   
 

Half Chicken Special shows in the fall
I have some Half Chicken Special show coming up in the fall with Dave Specter. Dave and I have really enjoyed playing together lately and are going to try to do this more often. Check out the SCHEDULE above, and the HALF CHICKEN SPECIAL link on the right side of this page for all the details.

   
 

Oneida Casino Green Bay, WI
We are coming back to Green Bay to play at The Oneida Casino. August 22nd and 23rd. We are really looking forward to these shows. They were a blast last time. Billy Flynn will be joining us again for the weekend.

   
 

west coast tour 2014
I will be back out on the West Coast in April playing Southern California and out to Phoenix for the first time. Hope to see some friends while I'm there. Check the schedule for all of the dates and info.

   
 

Memphis here we come
Shoji Naito and I will be representing the Windy City Blues Society at the International Blues Challenge in Memphis, TN.

   
 

Viva Las Vegas 17 here we come!!!!
We'll be back to play at the Viva Las Vegas Festival in 2014. Check out some video of a past Vegas show here....YOUTUBEVEGAS We will be opening up the whole weekend on Thursday night in the main Ballroom.

   
 

Back to texas in summer 2013
I'll be hitting Texas in July for a few shows. Dallas, Alpine, and El Paso. Looking forward to friends, family and BBQ. Check the schedule for all the details.

   
 

Lone Star Round Up 2013
We will be coming back down to Austin for The Lone Star Round Up in 2013. This is a great weekend of vintage cars, music, food and fun. I'm sure we will be making some additional stops in the Texas area. Check the Schedule for all the updates.

   
 

buddy guy's legends
Video from a Buddy Guy's Legends show in 2011. Buddy's is the premier blues club in Chicago. Come check out the show once a month. YOUTUBE.

   
 

Inaugural BAll washington DC
We are thrilled to be playing at The State of Illinois Inaugural Ball in Washington DC on Jan. 19th, 2013. BO in the house!!!!

   
 

Nick Curran Benefit
Check out this video from the Nick Curran F*ck Cancer Benefit at Fitzgerald's in Berwyn YOUTUBE YOUTUBE.

   
 

Oneida Casino January 2013
We'll be bringing the show up to Wisconsin in early 2013 playing 2 shows at The Oneida Casino. January 24th and 25th. Hope to see some friends there.

   
 

Video of Morry Sochat & The TExas 20s
Click here YOUTUBE and YOUTUBE to see a couple of videos from The Continental Club, Houston. Big E's Rock it Baby, Rock it Festival

   
 

texas Tour 2012 !!!!
We will be all over Texas in July. El Paso, Texas on July 28th for Dancing In The City sponsored by the City of El Paso. Free outdoor concert and dance. BIG E's Rock It Baby Rock It Festival in Houston and The Continental Club in Austin. Sam's in San Antonio, The Viva Big Bend Festival in Alpine. Check the schedule for all the details

   
 

West coast and texas tour dates Were a huge success
Check out the photo section to see pics. We'll back to both states in 2012 as well as St. Louis, Las Vegas, Indiana, and more.

   
 

what is the Half Chicken special????
Click the link on the side of this page and find out. We have some fun stuff coming up.

   
 

Viva Las Vegas 15 here we come!!!!
Vegas 2011 was once again a huge success. What a great time. Check out some video of the show here....YOUTUBEVEGAS We have been invited back to play at VLV 15!!!! Can't wait...

   
 

Lots of new photos in the Gallery
Check out some of the great pics people haves sent in from shows in Texas and the Chicago Blues Festival closing party.

   
 

reviews of eatin' dirt
Check out some of the great reviews Eatin' Dirt has been getting. Chicago Blues Guide, Crossroads , Full Time Blues , Illinois Blues Blast , Bluegrass Special

   
 

new video from buddy guy's legends
Thanks to everyone who came out to Buddy Guy's Legends. We had a magical night. We were joined by Marty Sammon all night and then the man himself, Buddy Guy, came up and joined us for 2 songs. Pictures are in the gallery. We had a blast. Check out this video from a previous show at Buddy's. YOUTUBE.

   
 

The new CD, Eatin' Dirt is out now!!!!!
The new CD, Eatin' Dirt is out now. The CD was produced by Jimmy Sutton and features 10 new original songs and 2 classic covers. The CD has The Special 20s BIG Band with special guest artists, Brother John Kattke, Billy Flynn, Dave Herrero and Jimmy Sutton playing on the CD. Check out some of the songs now!!! Buy is on ITUNES or here on the website.

   
 

The LA and St. Louis Trips were a blast!!!!
I had a great weekend in LA. Opened for Nick Curran on one show and The 44's with Kid Ramos and Kirk Fletcher on another show. Phil Alvin, Big Sandy, Kim Lenz and Siim Jim Phantom were out. Good Times. Photos coming to the Gallery soon. St. Louis was such a blast. The Blues City Deli continues to amaze as one of the coolest places around.

   
 

Viva Las Vegas, April21st -24th 2011
We are going back to Viva Las Vegas for the 3rd year in a rowl!!! This is a total blast weekend. Cars, Music, Dancing...

   
 

The CD release parties were awesome. thank you!!!!!
Thanks to everyone who came out to our CD release shows. They were great. Buddy Guy joined us on stage for Champage & Reefer on Wednesday. Check out the pics in the GALLERY. Check out some video of the show on YOUTUBE.

   
 

las vegas and Austin, Tx shows were a huge success. Check out video on Youtube and Pictures will be posted here soon!!!!
Check out the schedule for more upcoming shows!!!!

   
  Live video of the special 20 big band up on youtube
Check out the 20s with the horn section here YOUTUBE
   
 

The Special 20s listed in time out magazine
Its great to be mentioned with the best rockabilly bands in the world . Click here to read more....TIME OUT

   
 

Blues Revue Magazine Reviews "Swingin' shufflin' smokin'

“Swingin’ Shufflin’ Smokin’, the self-released sophomore effort from Morry Sochat & The Special 20s, continues the group’s evolution into one of the tightest and hippest bands on the Chicago scene – and one of the most traditional.  They understand there’s no need to tart up well executed Little Walter or Muddy Waters songs, and “Train Kept a Rollin”, powered by Sochat’s harp and Dave Ross’s piano, sounds utterly fresh.  Jim St. Marie (guitar) and the rhythm section of Kenny Smith and Ted Beranis play to perfection on the raucous, swinging “Dance Little Mama”, the toddling “I’m in Love”, and the insistent shuffle “Straighten Up Baby”.  Guitarist Shoji Naito’s low-riding groover “Humboldt Slide” and Sochat’s minor-key blues “Mean and Evil Ways” are dynamite.

   
 

Morry plays the National Anthen at Quad City Game
Check out the video on YOUTUBE. "This is the most nervous I have ever been"

   
 

Check out the Special 20s big band
We have been playing with a full horn section. Check out recording from the BIG BAND at MYSPACE

   
 

Birthday Bash pics from Austin, tx are posted
Celebrating the whole weekend!!! Live show at The Continental Club in Austin Texas, August 8th, 2008.

   
 

summer is on the way, we'll be heating it up near you!!!!
Keep an eye on the schedule as we will be playing all over the Chicagoland area.

   
 
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