The Aces are best known as a backing band, but they took the lead when it came to the future of the blues.
Blues guitarist Jimmy Johnson, still going strong at 91, released his newest album just four months ago.
The Blues Festival diversifies its lineup for 2019, with suave and sexy R&B star Latimore, deep-soul legend Don Bryant, genre-defying singer Bettye LaVette, and many more.
At 90 years old, Mississippi-born guitarist Jimmy Johnson is a walking master class in modern blues greatness.
Billy Boy Arnold might be best known as Bo Diddley’s 1950s harmonica player, but he’s 25 years into a comeback of his own.
Three full days of blues in Millennium Park, featuring Bobby Rush, Ruthie Foster, Dom Flemons, Bombino, Larkin Poe, and dozens more
Bluesman Johnnie Temple cut dozens of sides for Decca, including several with famous Chicago jazz band the Harlem Hamfats.
Bettye LaVette and Dr. John headline an unusually diverse Chicago Blues Festival whose side stages hold underappreciated treasures.
Gossip Wolf: People-watching at Pitchfork, new material from Pezband, and a farewell to Cross Record.
Shows to see this week include Sonny & the Sunsets, Billy Boy Arnold, Guided by Voices, and, duh, Jan Terri