Chicago Blues Guide
"Back to the Delta" Blues Showcase w/ Jimmy Burns,
Smiley Tillmon & Diamond Jim Greene at
the Beverly Arts
for more HOT shows this week!
photo: Jennifer Noble
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Artie "Blues Boy" White dies at age 76
R.I.P. Artie White
April 16, 1937 - April 20, 2013
Soul blues singer
Artie White, known for hits like "Leanin' Tree" and
"Don't Pet My Dog," passed away after a long battle with
(photo: Jennifer Noble)
Jimmy Dawkins dies at age 76
Kevin Johnson & Bob Corritore remember the West Side
R.I.P. James Henry Dawkins
October 24, 1936 - April 10, 2013
(photo: Jennifer Noble)
Magic Slim passes away at age 75
Morris Holt, nicknamed Magic Slim by pal Magic Sam in
the 1950s, was a beloved blues artist all over the
world. Bob Corritore pays tribute to his legacy.
Blues at The Crossroads Tribute to Muddy Waters & Howlin’
Fabulous Thunderbirds, Jody Williams, James Cotton, Bob Margolin
& Tinsley Ellis
served up some hot blues on a cold night at the Tivoli
REVIEW: 18th Annual Lucerne Blues Festival 2012,
Picturesque Lucerne was the spectacular setting for this
world class Swiss Blues Festival. We have a review &
photos of the fest's weekend, which included sets by:
Irma Thomas (photo), Charlie Musselwhite, the Chicago
Blues Revue, Barbara Carr, Guitar Shorty, Sista Monica & more.
Junior Wells, James Cotton, Mud Morganfield, Dave Specter, Pinetop Perkins, Dave
Weld, Charlie Musselwhite, Holmes Bros., Nick Moss, Janiva
Magness, Cash Box Kings, Big James, Buckwheat Zydeco, John Nemeth, Buddy Guy, Magic Slim & more.
JJ Grey & Mofro, Tail Dragger, Delmark's 55th Anniversary, Maxwell Street, Son
Seals, Jimmy Burns & more.
Stevie Wonder, Etta James, B.B. King, Buddy Guy,
Pinetop Perkins, Joss Stone, Ryan Shaw, Mavis Staples, Booker T
& the MGs, John Nemeth, more.
LIVE REVIEW: Canned Heat boogies on at
Harvey Mandel (photo), Fito de la Parra, Larry Taylor and Dale Spaulding,
plus special guests, brought a bit of Woodstock (minus
the brown acid), played all their hits, plus deep cuts,
and jammed into the night for a devoted crowd in
FEATURE: Interview with Lonnie Brooks
Inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame in 2010, Lonnie Brooks is an
international blues star. In Part 1 of a lengthy
interview, he reminisces about his childhood in
Louisiana and details a recent recording session
with his sons Ronnie and Wayne in Nashville.
LIVE REVIEW: Lee Ritenour at The Mayne Stage
The versatile virtuoso guitarist, along with his ace band, played to a
packed house of devotees. It was a breathtaking show
filled with musical surprises that defied
REVIEW: Mud Morganfield CD release party at Legends
Celebrating his new CD, Son of the Seventh Son,
Muddy's eldest son was joined by Bob Corritore, Rick
Kreher, Kenny Smith, E.G. McDaniel, Harmonica Hinds,
Barrelhouse Chuck, Deitra Farr, Katherine Davis
and the Chicago Blues Angels for a night of pure blues
FEATURE: Welcome Buddy and Hopkins!
The further misadventures of Buddy and Hopkins
will be featured regularly on our website, thanks to talented artist
the photo to find out what kind of trouble they get into
FEATURE: Interview with Howard Levy
Evanston's resident harmonica genius, along with bandmates Bela Fleck &
the Flecktones, celebrate their recent Grammy win and
hit the road for a major tour. Levy reflects on his past
projects with stars like Dolly Parton and Paul Simon,
and looks to the future.
FEATURE: Interview with the Holmes Brothers
Wendell Holmes, Sherman Holmes and Popsy Dixon have triumphed over
adversity with help from the uplifting music and message
they bring to audiences around the world. Was it divine
intervention that first brought this band of brothers
together and has kept them going for over 40 years?
FEATURE: Interview with Marcia Ball
The party's still going on for veteran blues/boogie
pianist Marcia Ball. The Louisiana native brings her
"Roadside Attractions" to Chicago for an intimate show.
Dave Specter & Donald Kinsey
June 5 at SPACE
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