This show is part of what Carl Weathersby is calling his “I’m Back Again” tour. That said, the bluesman hasn’t really been absent—he’s recently been heard and seen as part […]
As a bandleader and an educator, harmonica master Billy Branch links blues tradition to the genre’s evolving future.
The Chicago Blues Festival moves to Millennium Park for 2017, with an adventurous bill that includes Rhymefest, Rhiannon Giddens, and Ronnie Baker Brooks.
Every set at the 2017 Blues Festival, from Friday morning through Sunday night on all five stages in Millennium Park
Blues great Otis Rush been sidelined by a stroke, but more than 25 musicians will pay tribute to him at this year’s festival.
Gerri’s Palm Tavern, once a crown jewel of Bronzeville, was shut down by the city in 2001. But blues harpist Billy Branch remains dedicated to preserving the history and culture it embodied.
Early this year, citing financial crisis, the city of Chicago threatened to consolidate or eliminate most of its free lakefront music festivals, or at least to start charging admission to […]