Brandon Bailey, singer and trumpeter for the Reprieve Band

Brandon Bailey, singer and trumpeter for the Reprieve Band

*Well here’s one for those of us living fully in the year 2014.

A blues band at a bar in Beverly, IL claims their gig was cut short one night because there were “too many black people” in the audience.

This, according to the man who actually booked the group.

Singer and musician Brandon Bailey is the only black member of the Reprieve Blues Band, (he must be a new member too, because there are few, if any, photos shown of him with the group); but on Saturday night, he told CBS 2′s Derrick Blakley it was clear his black friends and supporters weren’t welcome  at McNally’s Pub in Beverly.

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