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  • Bria Kelly and William "MoBetta" Ledbetter to play Teens Got Talent event in Hampton

    Bria Kelly and William "MoBetta" Ledbetter to play Teens Got Talent event in Hampton
    Two of the region's high-achieving young musicians, Bria Kelly from Smithfield and William "MoBetta" Ledbetter from Hampton, will perform next week as part of a Teens Got Talent event. The free show, organized by Brad Burton's 1-Vision Entertainment,...
  • Logan Layman and her UnXpected bandmates prepare for busy summer

    Logan Layman and her UnXpected bandmates prepare for busy summer
    When the photo above was taken back in March, 12-year-old Williamsburg resident Logan Layman already knew she was heading to north to play the Chicago Blues Festival on June 6 as part of a youth all-star band. Turns out, she's going to Chicago twice...
  • Chicago Blues Festival: Shemekia Copeland, James Cotton to headline

    Chicago Blues Festival: Shemekia Copeland, James Cotton to headline
    Shemekia Copeland, Irma Thomas, Otis Clay, James Cotton and Billy Branch will be among the headliners at the 30th annual Chicago Blues Festival, running June 6 through 9. The festival, expanded to four days this year, will open for the first time at the...
  • Two young blues musicians from the Peninsula, Logan Layman and William Ledbetter, to be part of Chicago Blues Festival

    Two young blues musicians from the Peninsula, Logan Layman and William Ledbetter, to be part of Chicago Blues Festival
    Two young blues musicians from the Peninsula, singing bassist Logan Layman and guitar player William "MoBetta" Ledbetter, have been picked to be part of an all-star youth band that will open the Chicago Blues Festival on June 6. Logan, a 12-year-old...
  • Blues veterans to join in tribute

    Blues veterans to join in tribute
    Ask Jody Williams about Howlin' Wolf's legacy, and he'll rattle off remarkable numbers about the old Chicago bluesman. Not chart statistics. Measurements. "Well, he was a pretty big man," said Williams, 78, who played guitar for Wolf (a.k.a. Chester...
  • Chicago Blues Festival expands to four days

    Chicago Blues Festival expands to four days
    The 30th annual Chicago Blues Festival will expand to four days, with opening night June 6 at the Pritzker Pavilion in Millennium Park. Chicago blues star Shemekia Copeland will kick off the fest that night, with guest guitarist Quinn Sullivan. The...
  • Alligator's Bruce Iglauer among Chicagoans of the Year

    Alligator's Bruce Iglauer among Chicagoans of the Year
    Each year the Tribune recognizes a handful of Chicagoans as its artists of the year. This year, Alligator Records founder Bruce Iglauer is among them. Here's why: The Chicago Blues Festival reserved its final night last June for a birthday party:...
  • Joe Louis Walker, the blues and beyond

    Joe Louis Walker, the blues and beyond
    As a teenager in ‘60s San Francisco, Joe Louis Walker lived just blocks away from Sly Stone, roomed with Mike Bloomfield, and played shows with B.B. King, Jimi Hendrix and Thelonious Monk. Walker was the 16-year-old house guitarist at the Matrix,...
  • Want to sell food at Blues, Jazz fests? Time's running out

    Want to sell food at Blues, Jazz fests? Time's running out
    Calling all (well, some) restaurants: There's still time to participate in this summer's Chicago Blues Festival (June 10-12) and Jazz Festival (September 3-4) as a food vendor. The city's Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events are taking...
  • Veteran soul-blues singer, blues interpreter, Neville brother set for new PA blues fest

     
    A soul-blues singer who has performed for more than a half century, a member of R&B great The Neville Brothers, and a singer who transforms rock, soul and country into devastating blues will headline the first Pennsylvania Blues Festival at......
  • June 9: Chicago Scene - Blues Fest

    June 9: Chicago Scene - Blues Fest
    Fernando Jones Appearing: Chicago Blues Festival June 11 1:00 p.m. Pepsi Front Porch Stage (Southwest Corner) Jackson Blvd. & Columbus Dr. www.chicagobluesfestival.us (312) 744-3316
  • Chicago Blues Festival schedule

    Chicago Blues Festival schedule