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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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Eddie Shaw (1937-2018)

Eddie Shaw (1937-2018)

| January 31, 2018 | 0 Comments

A huge, gaping hole has been left in the foundation of the Chicago blues scene with the passing of Eddie Shaw, who died on January 29 at age 80. Beloved by all for his warmth and charisma, Eddie was also a walking encyclopedia of blues history. Born in Mississippi, he learned to play blues by […]

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Spins: Reviewed – The Rolling Stones – “Blue and Lonesome”

Spins: Reviewed – The Rolling Stones – “Blue and Lonesome”

| December 10, 2016 | 0 Comments

“Britain’s oldest hitmakers” return to their blues roots. Instead of revisiting tired cliches, Jeff Elbel says they sound inspired and re-energized, in Spins.

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Stage Buzz- Preview: Sones De Mexico Ensemble and Billy Branch

Stage Buzz- Preview: Sones De Mexico Ensemble and Billy Branch

| February 18, 2015 | 1 Comment

Millenium Park encore…

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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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Stage Buzz – Live Shots: Shemekia Copeland

Stage Buzz – Live Shots: Shemekia Copeland

| January 22, 2014

“The blues had a baby and it called her Shemekia…”

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