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Chicago Blues Fest

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  • 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,...
  • Grammy winner Mavis Staples to headline Blues Fest

    Grammy winner Mavis Staples to headline Blues Fest
    Mavis Staples will be featured at the 29th Annual Chicago Blues Festival, running June 8 through 10 in Grant Park. The festival will run 11 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. on several stages each day. Staples will close the fest at the Petrillo Music Shell, Columbus...
  • 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:...
  • Is this the twilight of blues music?

    Is this the twilight of blues music?
    They buried Hubert Sumlin two weeks ago at Washington Memory Gardens Cemetery in Homewood, laying to rest the man whose ferocious guitar riffs galvanized Howlin' Wolf's classic recordings of the 1950s and '60s. Just before Sumlin's casket was lowered...
  • 21st century blues -- can an ancestral art form survive?

    21st century blues -- can an ancestral art form survive?
    You can't find the blues on radio very easily these days, unless you hunt low down on the dial in the small hours of the morning. Same with TV -- a vast wasteland, as far as real blues is concerned. Record stores -- remember those? -- no longer can...
  • June 11 - Lil' Ed

    June 11 - Lil' Ed
    Lil' Ed and The Blues Imperials 26th Annual Chicago Blues Fest June 12-14 Grant Park www.chicagofestivals.net Lil' Ed appearing: Saturday, June 13 5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. Front Porch
  • Wake Held For Koko Taylor

    (WGN-AM)- Hundreds of mourners turned out Thursday at a music-filled wake and memorial service for Chicago blues icon Koko Taylor, whose regal bearing and powerful voice earned her the nickname "Queen of the Blues." Among those who paid tribute to Taylor...
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