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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...
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 FestivalTwo 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...
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...
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...
Chicago’s festival season will begin in May, with the lineup of music and food soirees released by the city’s Department of Cultural Affairs and Special Events on Wednesday. Following is the schedule, with dates subject to change: Chicago...
Lil' Ed and The Blues Imperials Appearing: Saturday, June 9 9:30 p.m. Rosa's Lounge 3420 West Armitage Ave. Chicago (773)342-0452 www.rosaslounge.com Sunday, June 10 4:15 p.m. The 29th Annual Chicago Blues Festival Grant Park - Bud Light Crossroads...
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,...
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This year's Chicago Blues Festival saw an increase in attendance. City officials say attendance for last weekend's music festival was more than 500,000. That's 50,000 more audience members than in 2011. Officials say those extra people helped increase...
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