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The Big C Jamboree closes out its 25-year run with a weekend rockabilly celebration

Since the 90s, Chicago’s rockabilly scene has been getting bypassed in favor of its older alt-country sibling. In contrast to the likes of Robbie Fulks and Jeff Tweedy, who are well-known across the city, the rockabilly set has remained strangely insular. There’s a good chance other roots-rock communities might know about, say, former Chicagoan Jimmy […]

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Blues on the Bandwagon

Midnite Blues Party (Electro-Fi) Eddy Clearwater Rock ‘n’ Roll City (Bullseye) John Lee Hooker was almost a pop star once. Actually, he came close a few times, but the first was with “Boom Boom” in 1962. A top-20 hit on Billboard’s R & B charts, it even saw limited action toward the bottom of the […]