What’s on the Reader’s Agenda for Friday, April 19, 2013.
Blues guitarist Eddie C. Campbell needs help getting home after a heart attack and stroke on the road in Germany.
The Secret History of Chicago: a Howlin’ Wolf imitator who did time for shooting a fellow bluesman dead.
In 1941 obscure bluesman Robert Petway cut “Catfish Blues,” the inspiration for Muddy Waters’s “Rollin’ Stone”
Late guitar genius Pete Cosey, most famous for his role in Miles Davis’s electric bands, never recorded under his own name
There’s more than Mavis at Blues Fest: other must-see acts include Texas Johnny Brown, Floyd Taylor, and the Rising Star Fife and Drum Band
Blues harmonica great Charlie Musselwhite talks to local guitar hero Rockin’ Johnny Burgin
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 some of them. The cover-charge idea died on the vine, but four events—Viva! Chicago, the Country Music Festival, Celtic Fest, and the Gospel Music Festival—have […]
Mississippi-born guitarist still plays at local clubs
Three movies about music lift spirits at the 33rd Toronto International Film Festival.