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For the 30th annual Chicago Blues Festival, this city proved big enough to show that its hometown-identified sound is far from locally confined. And since this event drew an estimated 500,000 people downtown during its four days, bragging rights were...
During the 30th annual Chicago Blues Festival next week, any set definition of the music — or this event's scope — should be busted apart. No doubt, this city will always be identified with the voices of Howlin' Wolf and Muddy Waters, but...
James Cotton: As a boy growing up in Mississippi, Cotton learned to play harp from Sonny Boy Williamson, and later was a key member of Muddy Waters’ tough-as-nails Chicago blues band. Now he’s a band leader in his own right, with a series of...
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Bluesman James Cotton has lived the kind of life they make movies about. He toiled on a Mississippi plantation from earliest childhood, found himself orphaned at age 9, practically was raised by blues master Sonny Boy Williamson II and flourished as a...
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...
These are very sweet days for Sugar Blue. In a few months, he'll be a father once more, his wife and bass player Ilaria Lantieri expecting their first child together in late May or early June. In the meantime, the two — who own a home in...
When Jody Williams took the stage Wednesday night at the Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, he didn't dive into a rendition of the blues standard "Don't Start Me to Talkin'." But it might have been appropriate. The 78-year-old Williams, a...
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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...
Lehigh Valley Music presents FESTBLOGAn iconic blues guitarist who filled in at this summer’s Blast Furnace Blues Festival at SteelStacks in Bethlehem when another headliner took ill died Thursday, his record label said. Magic Slim, 75, who with his Magic Slim and the Teardrops......
Lehigh Valley Music presents FESTBLOGA multiple Grammy and Blues Music Award-winning guitar player will headline the annual Toys for Tots concert drive by 2nd Story Blues Alliance, it has been announced. Joe Louis Walker, who dueted with B.B. King on King’s 1993 Grammy -winning......
Lehigh Valley Music presents FESTBLOGA Chicago blue guitarist who played Pennsylvania Blues Festival last year will replace an ailing headliner who canceled his appearance at this weekend’s Blast Furnace Blues Festival, officials have announced. Magic Slim & the Teardrops, who have won...
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