For nearly 70 years, Bob Koester owned the Jazz Record Mart and Delmark Records—and though his businesses could be “crazy town,” they helped nurture thriving communities.
Blues patriarch Big Daddy Kinsey had three sons who played together as the Kinsey Report.
The streets and sounds of the city in ’60s come alive in new exhibit at the Chicago History Museum.
For his new Times Have Changed, Ronnie Baker Brooks enlists an eclectic range of guests—including his late father and Memphis rapper Al Kapone.
Also, a kombucha bar is opening in Logan Square later this month.
Lonnie Brooks has worked with Clifton Chenier, Jimmy Reed, and Johnny Winter, and keeps on playing into his 80s.
Emmett “Maestro” Sanders was a huge figure in Peoria blues, but died unheralded this spring—in part because he only ever released one single.
Founder Bruce Iglauer on the Chicago blues label’s bumpy road from Hound Dog Taylor to JJ Grey & Mofro
Steven Lattimore explores the musical legacy and business struggles of the bluesman behind “Bright Lights, Big City” and “Big Boss Man” in his documentary “The Jimmy Reed Experience.” It screens Tuesday 2/15 at Dominican University, along with a legal panel and jam session.