This year, the Chicago Blues Festival will again include shows on the west and south sides as well as in Millennium Park. The agendas of these neighborhood shows are more ambitious, though, than just getting a collection of locally rooted musicians onto the same stage. Both are presented in coordination with larger projects intended to […]
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Blues and soul-blues group Mzz Reese & Reese’s Pieces will hit your sweet spot
Singer Mzz Reese has become a Chicagoland favorite for her burnished alto voice, expansive blues and soul-blues repertoire, and playfully flirtatious, warm-hearted stage presence. But what really sets her apart is the professionalism of her show. Reese and her band—waggishly christened Reese’s Pieces—charge through a tightly constructed set consisting of well-known standards and too-often-neglected soul […]
The Reader’s guide to the 2019 Chicago Blues Festival
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.
Mzz Reese and her Reese’s Pieces serve up crowd-pleasing blues
Whether on well-chosen covers or her signature song “Cookies,” Chicago blues singer Mzz Reese prefers nuance and subtlety to pyrotechnics.
The complete schedule of the 2019 Chicago Blues Festival
Three full days of blues in Millennium Park, featuring Bobby Rush, Ruthie Foster, Dom Flemons, Bombino, Larkin Poe, and dozens more
The weekend’s best blues beyond the fest
Millennium Park hardly has a monopoly on the blues this weekend—outside the fest you can see Shemekia Copeland, John Primer, Selwyn Birchwood, and many more.
The best of the weekend’s blues outside Millennium Park
Not at the festival but playing in town are Eddie Shaw, Peaches Staten, L’Roy, Eddy “the Chief” Clearwater, and many more.