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Buddy Guy photo: Dianne Bruce Dunklau
Chicago Blues Guide HOT shows 2014:
Ronnie Baker BrooksRonnie Baker Brooks

Dec. 27: at Tailgaters, Bolingbrook

Dec. 30: at Beer Geeks, Highland, IN
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photo: Jennifer Noble
Tab BenoitDec. 20: Tab Benoit at City Winery, Chicago

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photo: Dianne Bruce Dunklau
Eric "Guitar" DavisDec. 14: Eric Davis Memorial Concert & Benefit w/ the Troublemakers Band, Billy Boy Arnold, Jimmy Burns, Lurrie Bell, Lil' Ed, Demetria Taylor, Mz. Peachez, Matthew Skoller, Big James & the Chicago Playboys, Mike Wheeler, Toronzo Cannon, Jamiah on Fire & the Red Machine and more at Rosa's, Chgo. $20, 6 p.m. doors open/ 7 p.m. show.

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Sonny LandrethDec. 6: Sonny Landreth, Cindy Cashdollar at Elgin Community College, Elgin

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photo: Dianne Bruce Dunklau
Ronnie Baker Brooks

Nov. 28: Ronnie Baker Brooks at City Winery, Chgo

We have a Thanksgiving cornucopia of blues shows here!

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Nov. 21: Marcia Ball at Old Town School, Chicago

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Eddie Shaw

Nov. 14-15: Eddie Shaw w/ Nick Peraino & The Ovorols, Joanna Connor at Kingston Mines, Chgo

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Grana' Louise in big feathered hatNov. 8: A Tribute to the Great Women of Classic Blues & Jazz w/ Grana' Louise, Cabaret at The Back Room, 937 Rush Street, Chicago

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Robert RandolphNov. 1: Robert Randolph & The Family Band at Prairie Center for the Arts, Schaumburg

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Bobby Rush in red suit

Oct. 23: Blues Blast Music Awards w/ Bobby Rush, Shaun Murphy, Albert Castiglia, Trudy Lynn, Too Slim & The Tail Draggers, Dave Riley & Bob Corritore and many more at Fluid Event Center, Champaign, IL

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photo: Bobby Rush/ by Lynn Orman

Ruthie Oct. 18: Ruthie Foster, Luther Dickinson at Old Town School, Chgo

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Melvin TaylorOct. 10-11: Melvin Taylor & The Slack Band at Rosa's, Chicago

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Billy BranchOct. 5: Nick Charles Memorial Benefit w/ Billy Branch & Sons of the Blues, Eddy "The Chief" Clearwater, Eddie Shaw, Deitra Farr, Zora Young, Jimmy Burns, Billy Flynn, Donald & Kenny Kinsey, Peaches Staten, Demetria Taylor, Matthew Skoller, Johnny Iguana, Wayne Baker Brooks, Nora Jean Brusso, Doktu Rhute Muuzic, Pete Galanis, Brother John Kattke at Rosa's, Chgo. Doors 6 p.m. $20 donation.
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photo: Jennifer Noble
Byther Smith26-27: Byther Smith Retirement Party/ last live performance w/ Joanna Connor at Kingston Mines, Chgo

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Tad RobinsonSept. 17: Tad Robinson & Dave Specter at SPACE, Evanston

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Wade FernandezAn Evening of Art & Music w/ Wade Fernandez at Trickster Art Gallery, Schaumburg. 6:30-10 p.m. FREE!

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Chicago Slim/ Dan IvankovichSept. 5-6: Chicago Blues All-Stars, Joanna Connor at Kingston Mines, Chgo

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Nick MossAug. 29:
Nick Moss Band at Wire, Berwyn

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photo: Jenn Noble
Aug. 23: Crossroads Blues Fest w/ Lurrie Bell, Rev. Raven & The Chain Smokin' Altar Boys, Joe Filisko, Stormcellar, Dave Weld & The Imperial Flames, Westside Andy & Mel Ford w/ Barrelhouse Chuck at Lyran Park, Rockford
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Candye KaneAug. 14: Candye Kane at SPACE, Evanston

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Billy BranchAug. 8-9:Billy Branch & Sons of the Blues, Joanna Connor at Kingston Mines, Chgo

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photo: Jennifer Noble
Cee Cee JamesAug. 1: Cee Cee James at Buddy Guy's Legends, Chgo

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Chris CainJuly 25: Chris Cain, Debbie Davies at Buddy Guy's Legends, Chgo

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Amy HartJuly 16: Amy Hart at Mayne Stage, Chicago

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W.C. ClarkJuly 12: W.C. Clark at FitzGerald's, Berwyn

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Jarekus SingletonJuly 2-5: FitzGerald's American Music Fest w/ Holmes Bros., Marcia Ball, Junior Brown, Shemekia Copeland, Jarekus Singleton (photo), Eric Lindell and much, much more at FitzGerald's, Berwyn

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Los Lonely Boys

BLUES ON THE FOX FESTIVAL 2014

June 27-28: Jimmie Vaughan, Joe Louis Walker, Samantha Fish, Taj Mahal, Los Lonely Boys, Tab Benoit, Aurora, IL

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Ronnie Baker BrooksJune 22: Barstool Bob Benefit Concert w/ Ronnie & Wayne Baker Brooks, Dave Specter, Rockin' Johnny, Barrelhouse Chuck, Dave Weld & Monica Mhyre, The Basement Blues Band, The New Savages, Lucky 3 Blues Band, Scott Bradbury, Frank Bandy, Steve Ditzell, Allen Kirk and Barstool Bob's Band. Sponsored by Crossroads Blues Society at the Lyran Club, Rockford, IL. Time: 3 -8 p.m. $20 tickets. Click HERE for info.
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Tail DraggerFEATURE: Beyond The Blues Fest 2014

There will be blues events all over town before, during and after Chicago Blues Fest. Here is what's happening in the clubs, plus brunches, films, exhibits, free shows and more!
Allen ToussaintJune 6: Allen Toussaint in 2 shows at SPACE, Evanston

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Cicero BlakeMay 31: Jamiah on Fire & the Red Machine, Cicero Blake, Theo Huff, Claudette Miller, Sharon Lewis, HoneyDew; hosted by Dominican University's Blues & The Spirit at Rosa's, Chicago

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photo: Cicero Blake
Jeffrey BroussardMay 26: French Quarter Fest w/ New Orleans Suspects, Jeffrey Broussard & The Creole Cowboys, Sanctified Grumblers. Outdoor fest features special New Orleans menu at City Winery, Chicago

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Sam LayMay 18: Documentary filming of blues legend Sam Lay w/ Mark Wydra, Rob Stone, Jon Hiller, Mark Brumbach, Mike Scharf & more at WIRED, Berwyn

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Sam Lay photo: Jennifer Noble
Danielia CottonMay 8: Danielia Cotton, Lauren Wolf at City Winery, Chicago

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Eddie ShawMay 3: Eddie Shaw & The Wolf Gang(10 pm), Gary Vincent (acoustic set 9:30 pm), CIMMFEST film showing of Down To The Crossroads (7:30 pm) at Rosa's, Chicago
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Billy Boy ArnoldApril 25: Harmonica Convergence w/ Billy Boy Arnold, Corky Siegel, Mark Hummel, Joe Filisko, Billy Flynn, Kenny Smith, R.W. Grigsby at Old Town School, Chicago

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Billy Boy Arnold photo: Jennifer Noble

Donald KinseyApril 18:  Kinsey Report at Sharky's, Round Lake, IL

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Samantha FishApril 11: Samantha Fish (photo), Randy Johnson, Demetria Taylor at Buddy Guy’s Legends, Chicago

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Sonny LandrethApril 3-4: Sonny Landreth & Cindy Cashdollar at City Winery, Chicago

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photo: Dianne Bruce Dunklau

Nick Moss

March 20: Nick Moss Band, Jimmy Nick & Don't Tell Mama, Handsome Dave & The Ravens at Uptown Lounge, Chgo

March 23: Nick Moss Band at Studio Winery, Lake Geneva, WI

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photo: Jennifer Noble
Lynne JordanMarch 13: Lynne Jordan & The Shivers at City Winery, Chgo


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Otis ClayMarch 5: James Knowles Benefit w/ The Platinum Band, Otis Clay, Terisa Griffin, Rico McFarland, Sugar Blue, Melvin Taylor, Carl Weathersby, Jimmy Johnson, Vance Kelly, Stan Mosely, Theo Huff at Rosa's, Chicago

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Otis Clay/ photo: Jennifer Noble
Taj MahalFeb. 28: Taj Mahal at Prairie Center for the Arts, Schaumburg

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Guy DavisFeb. 18: Guy Davis at SPACE, Evanston
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Tommy CastroTommy Castro & The Painkillers appearing:
Feb.15: at FitzGerald's, Berwyn
Feb. 16: at SPACE, Evanston

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photo: Jennifer Noble
Eddie ShawFeb. 6: Eddie Shaw & The Wolf Gang, Joanna Connor Band at Kingston Mines, Chgo

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Buddy GuyJan. 30-31: Buddy Guy wraps up his residency shows at Legends on Thursday (with opener Linsey Alexander) & Friday(with NuBlu Band).

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photo: Dianne Bruce Dunklau
Jimmy BurnsJan. 26: Delmark Night w/ Jimmy Burns, Dave Herrero & Felix Reyes at B.L.U.E.S., Chgo

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Eric DavisJan. 19: In Memory of Eric "Guitar" Davis: Benefit for his family w/ Billy Branch, Sugar Blue, Jimmy Burns, Mike Wheeler, Big James, Deitra Farr, Toronzo Cannon, Charlie Kimball, Matthew Skoller, Brother Jacob and more. At Rosa's, Chicago. Tickets are $25.

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photo: Jennifer Noble
Eddy ClearwaterJan. 10: Eddy "The Chief" Clearwater birthday party and live recording w/special guest Ronnie Baker Brooks at SPACE, Evanston. Will Jacobs Band opens.

photo: Jennifer Noble
Chicago Blues Guide HOT shows 2013:
Lil' Ed

To see Hot Shows of 2013, click on photo of Lil' Ed
Chicago Blues Guide HOT shows 2012:
Lurrie Bell



To see Hot Shows of 2012,
click on photo of Lurrie Bell
Chicago Blues Guide HOT shows 2011:
Otis Clay

To see Hot Shows of 20ll, click on the photo of Otis Clay
Chicago Blues Guide HOT shows 2010:
Jimmy Johnson


To see Hot Shows of 2010, click on photo of Jimmy Johnson (left)
Chicago Blues Guide HOT shows 2009:
Shirley Johnson


To see Hot Shows of 2009, click on photo of Shirley Johnson
Chicago Blues Guide HOT shows 2008:
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To see 2008 Archive, click on photo of Magic Slim (left)
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