Who we are

A tight knit group of creative musicians, each with over 20 years experience on the Chicago music scene. Powerhouse jams - a fiery mix of Blues-Rock and Southern Rock, with a touch of Classic Rock thrown in. Based in McHenry, Delta Rising scorches tunes by the Allman Brothers, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Buddy Guy, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Jimi Hendrix, Joe Bonamassa, Gov’t Mule...  just to mention a few. Check em' out — rowdy grooves and rambunctious energy all night long!

Kirk Hitschel - Bass

Kirk Hitschel - Bass Born and raised in the Chicagoland area, Kirk has been involved with music since an early age. His affiliation with playing bass started after being kicked out of marching band in high school. The next obvious step was to join a band, and then another, and then another. Which led to Delta Rising. Now he surrounds himself with semi-expensive sticks of painted wood with wires which he practices enough to annoy all his neighbors.