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Eddy “The Chief” Clearwater: 1935-2018

Eddy “The Chief” Clearwater: 1935-2018

| June 3, 2018 | 0 Comments

Blues legend Eddy “The Chief” Clearwater, who passed away on June 1 of heart failure, towered over the Chicago music scene both literally and figuratively. At six feet four, he cut a striking figure, slashing his left-handed guitar with his signature blues, rock and funk riffs. Born in a Mississippi cotton field and nurtured by […]

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Sweet Home: February 2014

Sweet Home: February 2014

| February 3, 2014

Billy Branch, Son Of The Blues

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Chicago Blues Fest live!

Chicago Blues Fest live!

| June 14, 2013 | 0 Comments

Another year on the second line

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Chicago Blues Fest lineup

Chicago Blues Fest lineup

| April 3, 2013 | 0 Comments

Shemekia Copeland, James Cotton, Otis Clay, Irma Thomas headline

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Sweet Home: June 2012

Sweet Home: June 2012

| May 31, 2012 | 0 Comments

Michael “Iron Man” Burks was the kind of bluesman who endeared everyone to him. If you didn’t fall in love with his gritty vocals and fierce guitar licks, you were captured by his humble charm and hardworking attitude.

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