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EVENTS ARCHIVE
Chicago Blues Guide HOT shows 2009:
Shirley JohnsonRing in the New Year with the Blues!

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 (photo: Shirley Johnson)
Carlos JohnsonDec. 23: Jimmy Johnson at Legends, Chgo.
Nick Moss at Chuck's Southern Comforts Cafe, Burbank, IL

Dec. 26: Billy Branch, Jimmy Burns, Taildragger at Legends, Chgo.
Big Time Sarah at Blue Chicago, Chgo.
Howard & the White Boys at Rosa's, Chgo.
 James Wheeler at Harlem Ave. Lounge, Berwyn, IL
Carlos Johnson (photo) at B.L.U.E.S., Chgo.
Dec. 27: Brother John Kattke at Shaw's, Chgo.
Michael BurksDec. 15: Rev. Raven & the Chain Smoking Altar Boys at Legends, Chgo.
Dec. 16: Johnny Drummer, Rob Stone, Six Generations film viewing at SPACE, Evanston.
Dec. 17: Toronzo Cannon at B.L.U.E.S., Chgo.
Dec. 18: Michael Burks at Legends.
Ross Bon & Mighty Blue Kings Christmas Show at House of Blues.
Dec. 19: Ronnie Baker Brooks Birthday Bash for Lonnie Brooks, FitzGerald's, Berwyn, IL
Lynne Jordan & The Shivers at Green Dolphin, Chgo.
Duke Tumatoe at Blues Bar, Mt. Prospect, IL
Nellie "Tiger" TravisDec. 8: Jimmy Burns at House of Blues, Chicago.
Dec. 10: Blues Jam w/ Twist & the Groove Machine at Papa T's, Midlothian, IL
Dec. 11: Chris Duarte at Clearwater Theater, West Dundee, IL
Dec. 11-12: Nellie "Tiger" Travis (photo) at Blue Chicago, Chgo.
Dec. 11-12: Joanne Shaw Taylor at Rosa's, Chgo.
Dec. 12: Chicago Bluegrass & Blues Festival at Congress Theater, Chicago. Eddy Clearwater, Bela Fleck & the Flecktones, 25 bands in one day!
Carl Davis at Chuck's Southern Comforts Cafe, Burbank, IL. FREE!
Howard & the White Boys at Blues Bar, Mt. Prospect, IL
Tail DraggerDec. 2: Special 20's at Chuck's Southern Comforts, Burbank, IL

Guy King's Little Big Band
at Andy's, Chicago.


Dec. 4: Lurrie Bell at Rosa's, Chgo.
Hubert Sumlin & the NIghthawks at SPACE, Evanston, IL
Honeyboy Edwards at Legends, Chicago.
John Primer, Lil' Ed at B.L.U.E.S., Chicago.

Dec. 4-5: Grana' Louise at Blue Chicago, Chgo.

 Dec. 5: Tail Dragger (photo), Chris Harper Blues Band
at Harlem Ave. Lounge, Berwyn, IL

Blind Boys of Alabama Christmas Show
at FitzGerald's, Berwyn, IL
Jimmy BurnsNov. 25:  Eddy "The Chief" Clearwater at Beverly Arts Center, Chicago.

Nov. 27-28: Lil' Ed at Rosa's, Chicago.

Big James, Joanna Connor at Kingston Mines.
Toronzo Cannon & Big Time Sarah at Blue Chicago, Chgo.

 Nov. 27:  Lonnie Brooks, Johnny Drummer, Guy King at Legends, Chgo.

Nov. 28: Jimmy Burns (photo)at Harlem Ave. Lounge, Berwyn, IL
Henry Butler, Zachary Richard at Old Town School of Folk Music, Chgo.
Sopro Thanksgiving Blues Revue with Tallan Latz, Deb Seitz, Doug Lee, Joe Jammer, the Chicago Horns at Tommy's Place, Blue Island, IL.
Toronzo Cannon & Honeyboy EdwardsNov. 18: Dave Herrero at Chuck's Southern Comforts Cafe, Burbank, IL
Nov. 19: Quintus McCormick CD release party at Kingston Mines, Chgo.
Nov. 20-21: Kinsey Report at Rosa's, Chgo.
Nov. 20: Kim Simmonds & Savoy Brown at FitzGerald's, Berwyn, IL
 Nov. 21
: Lil' Ed, Cash Box Kings, Matt Hendricks at Legends, Chgo

Blues Bowl benefit with Honeyboy Edwards, Toronzo Cannon (photo) at The Alley, Highwood, IL

Billy Boy Arnold 2009Nov. 11: Paul Geremia, Ed Holstein at SPACE, Evanston, IL

Nov. 13-14: The Blasters w/Billy Boy Arnold (photo by C. Kenny) at FitzGerald's, Berwyn, IL

Nov. 13: Keb Mo benefit for Rock for Reading at House of Blues, Chgo
 Nick Moss
at Rosa's, Chgo
Nov. 14: Robert Cray, Johnny Lang at Star Plaza Merrillville, IN
Coco Montoya at Legends, Chicago
Ronnie Baker Brooks at Clearwater Theater, West Dundee, IL
Nov. 15: Chicago Blues Challenge Finals at Legends. Eleven bands will compete (see below for details)
Kenny NealOct. 29: Blues Blast Music Awards, Legends Chgo. Kenny Neal (photo), Lurrie Bell, Billy Branch, John Primer, Curtis Salgado, Insomniacs & more!

Wiley & the Checkmates, East of Edens Soul DJs at Beat Kitchen, Chgo.

Oct. 30: Tinsley Ellis, Sharon Lewis at Legends, Chgo.

Cash Box Kings CD release party w/Nick Moss, Oscar Wilson, Jimmy Sutton at Nick's, Chgo.

Oct. 31: Halloween Parties, Costume Contests!
Nu Blu Band, Killer Ray Allison, Fernando Jones at Legends, Chgo.
Rick Simcox & the ToneQuesters, Benefit for Wounded Vets at Skrine Chops, Forest Park, IL
Blues Blast Awards logoEVENT: Blues Blast Music Awards 2009, Oct. 29 at  Buddy Guy's Legends

Kenny Neal, Nick Moss & The Flip Tops,  Lurrie Bell, Billy Branch, Shirley Johnson, Albert Castiglia, John Primer, Billy Boy Arnold, Curtis Salgado, Matthew Skoller, Carlos Johnson,  Eden Brent, Cedric Burnside & Lightnin Malcom, Chris James & Patrick Rynn, Bob Corritore, Kilborn Alley Blues Band, Robin Rogers, The Insomniacs, Dave

B.B. King 2008Oct. 16: Peaches Staten at Blue Chicago, Chgo.

W.C. Clark, Cashbox Kings, Black Oil Bros. at Legends, Chgo.
Oct. 17: B.B. King (photo) Paramount Theater, Aurora, IL.
Pat Smillie & Toronzo Cannon at Harlem Ave. Lounge, Berwyn, IL.
Oct. 21: Nigel Mack at Chuck's Cafe, Burbank, IL FREE!
Oct. 23: Royster w/the Oyster Tent Party at Shaw's Crab House, Chgo. Kevin Purcell, Melvin Taylor, Dave Specter, Nicholas Tremulus.
Indigenous, Quintus McCormick, Sam Lay at Legend's, Chgo.
Oct. 24: Big James & Chicago Playboys at Blues Bar, Mt. Prospect, IL
Quintus McCormick Oct. 8: Mississippi Heat at Shaw's Crab House, Chgo.

Oct. 9
: Hill Country Revue w/Cody Dickinson & Chris Chew at House of Blues, Chgo.

Quintus McCormick (photo)Delmark CD release party at Rosa's, Chicago.
Oct. 10: Magic Slim, Rockin' Johnny at Legends, Chgo.
Toronzo Cannon at Blue Chicago, Chgo.
Studebaker John at Harlem Ave. Lounge, Berwyn, IL
Corky Seigel & Chamber BluesOct. 2: Joe Moss at Rosa's,Chgo.

Oct. 3: Corky Siegel Chamber Blues w/Howard Levy, Prairie Center for the Arts, Schaumburg, IL
Billy Flynn at Smoke Daddy's, Chgo.
Nick Moss at Blues Bar, Mt. Prospect, IL
 Josh Kalmus at California Clipper, Chgo.
Oct. 4: Windy City Blues Challenge: Round 3 at Harlem Ave. Lounge, Berwyn, IL
Saffire-The  Uppity Blues Women Sept 22: Insomniacs at Elk's Club, St. Anne, IL 815-937-1228. Also Sept. 26 at Buddy Guy's Legends, Chgo.

Sept. 25: Nick Moss & the Fliptops , Kent Burnside at Legends.
Sept. 25-26: John Primer at Blue Chicago
Sept. 26: Lil' Ed at Blues Bar, Mt. Prospect, IL
Mem Shannon, Joanna Connor at Kingston Mines, Chgo.
Sept. 27: Saffire-The Uppity Blues Women, Farewell Tour, Old Town School, Chicago.
Oct. 3: Corky Siegel Chamber Blues w/Howard Levy, Prairie Center for the Arts, Schaumburg, IL
Rick Estrin Sept 15: Jam for the Cure, Gabe's Backstage Lounge, Highwood, IL (847) 266-1313

Sept 18
: Dave Weld & the
Imperial Flames
at Rosa's, Chgo.

Rick Simcox & the ToneQuesters at OakTober Fest, Oak Park, IL

Lil' Ed at B.L.U.E.S., Chicago.

Sept 19: Rick Estrin & the Nightcats (photo) at Legends.
Sept 22: Insomniacs at Elk's Club, St. Anne, IL 815-937-1228
Sept 10: John Hammond at SPACE, Evanston, IL

Windy City Blues Society Blues Challenge: Elmore James, Jr., Charlie Love, Toronzo Cannon and more at Rosa's, Chgo.
Sept 11: Larry McCray at Kingston Mines, Chgo.
Walter Scott w/Pat Smillie at Lee's Unleaded Blues, Chgo.
Sept 12: Melvin Taylor at Bill's Blues, Evanston, IL
Deb Seitz at Harlem Ave. Lounge, Berwyn, IL
John Hammond Sept. 4: Lonnie Brooks & Robert Cray at Last Fling Fest, Naperville, IL

Tommy Castro & Dave Herrero
at SPACE, Evanston, IL

Sept. 5: Tommy Castro at FitzGerald's, Berwyn, IL

Lonnie Brooks
at Legends, Chicago.

Sept. 10:John Hammond at SPACE, Evanston, IL

Windy City Blues Society Blues Challenge: Elmore James, Jr., Charlie Love, Toronzo Cannon and more at Rosa's, Chgo.
Magic Slim Aug. 25: Dave Specter at House of Blues, Chgo.

Aug. 28-29:
Magic Slim(photo) & Joanna Connor
at Kingston Mines, Chgo.

Aug. 29:
Billy Branch
at Cool River, Homer Glen, IL

Aug. 30: Buckwheat Zydeco at SPACE, Evanston, IL
Buckwheat Zydeco Aug. 20: Pinetop Perkins, Willie Smith, Bob Stroger at Rosa's, Chgo.

Chicago R&B Kings, Gene Barge at BLUES, Chicago.

 Aug. 21: Duke Robillard at FitzGerald's, Berwyn, IL
 Ronnie Baker Brooks at Cool River, Homer Glen, IL
Watermelon Slim, Tail Dragger, Fruteland Jackson at Buddy Guy's Legends, Chicago.
Aug. 22: Billy Flynn at Smoke Daddy, Chicago.
Aug. 30: Buckwheat Zydeco (photo) at SPACE, Evanston, IL
Big House and Allman BrosEVENT: Allman Brothers film & museum benefit to premiere in Chicago, Aug. 31.
The Big House, where the band resided in the '70s, will become The Allman Brothers Museum in Macon, GA
IT'S FESTIVAL SEASON!!!
August 22: Uptown Jazz & Blues Festival, Lafayette, IN. Fremont Jackson's Funky Blu-va-Tron, Souled Out Band, Blind Boy & CNI Dawg, Uncle Buck's Mojo Box.

August 21-22: Paramount Blues Festival, Grafton, WI. Honeyboy Edwards, Fruteland Jackson, Diunna Greenleaf, Zac Harmon, Bernard Allison & more.

Sept. 4: Robert Cray & Lonnie Brooks at Last Fling, Naperville, IL
Sept. 5-6: Central Iowa Blues Society's Living History Blues Fest, Des Moines, IA. Eddie Shaw, Pinetop Perkins, Bob Margolin, Chris Cain, Ronnie Baker Brooks, Joe Price, more.

Sept. 5-7: On the Waterfront, Rockford, IL. Janiva Magness Nick Moss & the Fliptops w/Lurrie Bell, Curtis Salgado, C.J. Chenier, BeauSoleil and more.
John PrimerAug. 12: Nick Moss at Buddy Guy's Legends, Chicago.

Aug. 14: Sugar Blue at Rosa's, Chicago.
Albert Cummings at House of Blues Chicago.

Aug. 15: John Primer (photo) at Cool River in Homer Glen, IL
Jimmy Johnson, Joe Moss at Buddy Guy's Legends.

 Lurrie Bell at Blues Bar in Mt. Prospect, IL
Curtis SalgadoJuly 30: Curtis Salgado (photo) at Clearwater Theater, West Dundee, IL
Hurricane Gumbo at Cool River, Homer Glen, IL

July 31: Eddie Shaw, Joanna Connor at Kingston Mines, Chicago.

August 1: Dave Riley at River Bend Bar & Grill, Kankakee, IL
August 2: Windy City Blues Society's Blues Challenge at Wise Fools Pub, Chicago.
Zora Young at Delmark bashJuly 24:  Delmark Night at Legends with Jimmy Johnson, Zora Young, Aaron Moore, Shirley Johnson, Michael Coleman, & Quintus McCormick.
Carlos Johnson
at B.L.U.E.S., Chicago, IL

July 25: Lonnie Brooks
at FitzGerald's, Berwyn, IL
Tinsley Ellis at Legends, Chicago.

July 26: Nick Moss at Legends, Chicago.

July 30:
 Curtis Salgado at Clearwater Theater, West Dundee, IL
Lonnie Brooks at RialtoJuly 16:  Albert Castiglia, River Bend Bar & Grill, Kankakee, IL.

July 17:
Lonnie Brooks (photo) at Legends, Chicago.

July 17 - 18:
  Lil' Ed & the Blues
 Imperials at Rosa's, Chicago.
 
July 18: Rockin' Johnny birthday bash at Nick's Beer Garden, Chicago.


Cyril Neville with Nick Tremulis at SPACE, Evanston, IL

July 24: Delmark Night at Legends with Jimmy Johnson, Zora Young, Aaron Moore, Shirley Johnson, Michael Coleman, & Quintus McCormick.
IT'S FESTIVAL SEASON!!!
July 17-18:
Nothin' But the Blues Festival, Bloomington, IL. Big James & the Chicago Playboys, Harper, Pistol Pete, Kenny "Blues Boss" Wayne, Sharrie Williams, Nathan & the Zydeco Cha Chas.

August 21-22: Paramount Blues Festival, Grafton, WI. Honeyboy Edwards, Fruteland Jackson, Diunna Greenleaf, Zac Harmon, Bernard Allison & more.
Shirley JohnsonJuly 10: Pat Smillie Band, Harlem Ave. Lounge, Berwyn, IL.
July 10 -11:
  Shirley Johnson (photo) CD Release party at Blue Chicago, 736 N. Clark.


The Radiators at FitzGerald's,
Berwyn, IL.

July 12: FREE! Lonnie Brooks at Taste of Westmont, IL.
Shemekia CopelandJune 30: Earwig Music Day at Taste of Chicago, Grant Park. FREE! Illinois Lotto Stage: Honeyboy Edwards, Johnny Drummer, Liz Mandeville, Dave Weld, Rob Stone, Aron Burton & more. 

July 1-4: FitzGerald's 29th Annual American Music Festival,
Berwyn, IL. Shemekia Copeland, Marcia Ball, Eric Lindell, Terrance Simien, Roomful of Blues, Trombone Shorty & more.

July 2: FREE! Lonnie Brooks, Robin Rogers at Taste of Mt. Prospect.
Bryan Lee at Buddy Guy's Legends, Chicago.


July 3: Magic Slim at Kingston Mines, Chicago.

Lil' Ed closeup
June 26-27: Urbana Blues, Brews & BBQ Festival, Urbana, IL. FREE! Pinetop Perkins, Sonny Landreth, Buckwheat Zydeco, Kinsey Report, Bob Margolin, Eddy Clearwater, Gina Sicilia & more.

June 26: Lil' Ed (photo) & the Blues
 Imperials at Cool River, Homer Glen, IL

C.J. Chenier & the Red Hot Louisiana Band plus Lost Bayou Ramblers at FitzGerald's, Berwyn, IL.

June 27: Ronnie Baker Brooks, Aron Burton at Buddy Guy's Legends, Chicago.

June 30: Earwig Music Day at Taste of Chicago, Grant Park. FREE! Illinois Lotto Stage: Honeyboy Edwards, Johnny Drummer, Liz Mandeville, Dave Weld, Rob Stone, Aron Burton & more.
 
Sugar BlueJune 19-20: Blues on the Fox Festival, Aurora, IL. FREE! Los Lobos, Sugar Blue (photo), Watermelon Slim, Cedric Burnside & Lightnin' Malcom,  Davey Knowles & Back Door Slam, Henry Butler, Big James & more

June 20: Blues on the Green,
Mt. Prospect, IL. FREE! Big James, Walter Scott, Rodney Brown, Tom Holland, Mz. Peachez, Joanne Graham, Chick Rodgers and more.
Jody WilliamsBeyond the Blues Festival 2009: Our top picks on where to hear the blues in the city and suburbs during and after the Chicago Blues Festival, from June 8 - June 16.
Pinetop Perkins 2008 Chicago Blues Festival, 2009, June 12-14, Grant Park.

Here's the complete schedule for the free outdoor festival. This year's lineup includes tributes to Robert Nighthawk, and Sunnyland Slim; Eddie C. Campbell's 70th birthday party, Earwig Records' 30th birthday, Maxwell Street revisited and more!
Candye Kane June 2: Liz Mandeville at Chicago Cultural Center, FREE!

June 5-6: John Primer & Patricia Scott at Blue Chicago.

Melvin Taylor at Rosa's, Chicago.

June 6: Candye Kane (photo) at FitzGerald's, Berwyn, IL

Johnny Drummer at Blues Bar, Mt. Prospect, IL.
eddie c. campbell May 22: Eddy Clearwater at Legends, Chicago.

Lil' Ed at B.L.U.E.S., Chicago.

May 23: Ronnie Baker Brooks at
 FitzGerald's, Berwyn, IL


May 26: The Insomniacs, Kankakee, IL
Tel: 815-937-1228

Johnny Drummer at Chicago Cultural Center

May 29: Eddie C. Campbell (photo), 70th birthday party at Legends, Chicago.

Siegal-Schwall Blues Band at FitzGerald's, Berwyn, IL
SPRING AHEAD for FESTIVAL SEASON:
May 16: Chicago Blues Tour,  8 bands, 7 clubs. Ride the bus and relax!

June 12-14: Chicago Blues Festival, Grant Park. FREE! Bettye LaVette, Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings, Eddie C. Campbell, Bobby Parker, Pinetop Perkins, Charlie Musselwhite, Jeremy Spencer and much more!

June 19-20: Blues on the Fox Festival, Aurora, IL. FREE! Los Lobos, Sugar Blue, Watermelon Slim, Cedric Burnside & Lightnin' Malcom,  Davey Knowles & Back Door Slam, Henry Butler, Big James & more.

June 20: Blues on the Green, Mt. Prospect, IL. FREE! Big James, Walter Scott, Rodney Brown, Tom Holland, Mz. Peachez, Joanne Graham, Chick Rodgers and more.

June 26-27: Urbana Blues, Brews & BBQ Festival, Urbana, IL. FREE! Pinetop Perkins, Sonny Landreth, Buckwheat Zydeco, Kinsey Report and more.
Zora Young 2004 May 15: Carl Davis at Smoke Daddy, Chicago.
 
May 16: Chicago Blues Tour, 8 bands, 7 clubs. Tail Dragger, Lil' Ed, Johnny Drummer, Vance  Kelly, Fantastic L-Roy and more.

Zora Young (photo), CD release party at Legends, Chicago.

Tab Benoit at FitzGerald's, Berwyn, IL
Billy Branch & SOBs at Cool River, Homer Glen, IL
May 7: Eric Bibb at S.P.A.C.E., Evanston, IL (photo).

May 8: Smokin' Joe Kubek & Bnois King at Legends, Chicago.

Blues University & Eddie Taylor, Jr. at Rosa's, Chicago.
May 9: Billy Branch at Rosa's.
Billy Flynn at Smoke Daddy, Chicago.
Etta JamesApril 30: Etta James at House of Blues, Chicago.

May 1: Toronzo Cannon at Rosa's, Chicago.

Grana Louise & Linsey Alexander at Blue Chicago

May 2: Chicago Blues Angels, Cool River, Homer Glen, IL

May 7: Eric Bibb at S.P.A.C.E., Evanston, IL
April 21: Nick Moss, Lurrie Bell, Gerry Hundt. FREE show, 7 p.m. Best Buy Store, Downers Grove, IL.

April 24:
Guitar Shorty at Legends. Carlos Johnson at B.L.U.E.S., Chgo.

April 25:
Dave Herrero, Felix Reyes, Jimmy Sutton at Blue Bayou, Chgo.

April 30:
Etta James at House of Blues, Chgo.
Gatemouth BrownSPRING AHEAD:
Sunday Blues Shows
April 19:
Billy Branch at Harper College, Palatine, IL

April 26: John Nemeth at Legends, Chicago, IL.

May 3: Tribute to Gatemouth Brown by Chicago Jazz Orchestra, Larry Garner, Randy Sabien at DuSable Museum,Chgo

June 12-14: Chicago Blues Festival, Grant Park. Bettye LaVette, Sharon Jones & The Dap Kings, Eddie C. Campbell, Bobby Parker, Pinetop Perkins, Charlie Musselwhite, Jeremy Spencer and much more!
Eric Lindell April 17: Katherine Davis at Nick's Beer Garden, Chicago.

April 18:
Lonnie Brooks, Jimmy Johnson, Sharon Lewis at Legends, Chicago.

Eric Lindell (photo) at FitzGerald's.

Eddy Clearwater at Bill's Blues, Evanston

Guy King Blues Revue at Andy's,Chicago.
Super Chikan April 7: Jimmy Burns at House of Blues, Chicago.

April 10: Super Chikan at Legends, Chicago.
Ronnie Baker Brooks at Cool River, Homer Glen, IL

April 10 -11: John Primer at Blue Chicago, 736 N. Clark, Chicago
Travis Haddix April 2: Travis "Moonchild" Haddix at Legends, Chicago.

April 3 & 4: Joanna Connor & Larry McCray at Kingston Mines.

April 4: Nick Moss CD release party with Lurrie Bell at Legends, Chicago.
 
April 7: Jimmy Burns at House of Blues, Chicago.
Michael Burks March 27: Michael Burks (photo) at Legends, Chicago.

Walter Trout at House of Blues, Chicago.

March 28: Legendary R&B Revue with Tommy Castro, Ronnie Baker Brooks, Magic Dick & Deanna Bogart at Prairie Center, Schaumburg, IL

East of Edens Soul Express (DJs), Wiley & the Checkmates at the Hideout, Chicago.
honeyboy edwardsMarch 21: Honeyboy Edwards at SPACE, Evanston.
 
Otis Clay at FitzGerald's, Berwyn.

Chicago R&B Kings at Blues Bar, Mt. Prospect.

 March 26: Carolina Chocolate Drops at FitzGerald's, Berwyn.
buddy-guy-promo-picSPRING AHEAD!
March 20: Buddy Guy, Lonnie Brooks & Indigenous at Rialto Square Theater, Joliet, IL.

March 21: Indigenous at Buddy Guy's Legends, Chicago. Leon Redbone at Prairie Center, Schaumburg, IL.

March 28: Legendary R&B Revue with Tommy Castro, Ronnie Baker Brooks, Magic Dick & Deanna Bogart at Prairie Center, Schaumburg, IL
toronzo cannonMarch 13: Toronzo Cannon (photo) at Cool River, Homer Glen, IL

Lil' Ed at Bill's Blues, Evanston, IL

E.C. Scott, Sammy Fender, Fernando Jones at Legends, Chgo.

March 16: Blue Monday with Guy King Duo at Andy's, Chicago.
jimmy johnson March 4 -- Free noon concert with Lonnie Brooks at Columbia College's concert hall, 1014 S. Michigan, Chgo.

March 7 -- Free acoustic show with Jimmy Johnson (photo), 5:30-8 pm at
 
Legends. Special 20's and Chicago R&B Kings, $15 at 9 pm.

Billy Branch at Rosa's
tad-robinson Feb. 27 -- Tad Robinson (photo) & Jimmy Johnson at S.P.A.C.E. in Evanston.

 Johnny Drummer at Cool River in Homer Glen.

Guy King at Rosa's in Chicago.

Feb. 28 -- Byther Smith at Blues Bar in Mt. Prospect.
c.j. chenier Feb. 20-24 -- Mardi Gras in Chicagoland
 Can't make it to New Orleans? Here's where to find the beads, blues and gumbo in the city and suburbs.
buckwheat-zydecoFeb. 14 -- Buckwheat Zydeco at House of Blues, Chicago.

Toronzo Cannon & Pat Smillie at Frankie's Blue Room, Naperville.

Ronnie Baker Brooks at Mullen's in Lisle.

Lil' Ed & the Blues Imperials at Buddy Guy's Legends.
sharon-lewisJan. 30 -- Sharon Lewis (photo) at Nick's Beer Garden, Chicago.

Lil' Ed & Lurrie Bell at FitzGerald's in Berwyn.

Jan. 31 -- Pat Smillie Band at Blue Bayou, Chicago.

nellie-travisJan. 23 -- Lil' Ed & the Blues Imperials at B.L.U.E.S. on Halsted, Chicago.

Jan. 24 -- Ronnie Baker Brooks birthday bash at Cool River Draught House, Homer Glen, IL. New blues venue!!  Tel: 708-301-8006.

Jan. 23-24 -- Nellie "Tiger" Travis (photo) and J.W. Williams with Laretha at the Blue Chicago clubs on Clark St., Chicago.
buddy-pinkshirt-smallJanuary 8-31, 2009 -- Buddy Guy to play his Legends club in Chicago for 16 nights with many special guests.
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