Blues music thrives on live interaction between performer and audience, but for nearly a year and a half, that’s been in short supply. Clubs are caught between “waiting to reopen” and “slowly coming back,” and Millennium Park has been largely quiet—for two Junes running, the city has canceled the Chicago Blues Festival. Our blues artists […]
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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.
When the blues electrified Chicago
The streets and sounds of the city in ’60s come alive in new exhibit at the Chicago History Museum.
Blues guitarist Lonnie Brooks has had careers under two different names
Lonnie Brooks has worked with Clifton Chenier, Jimmy Reed, and Johnny Winter, and keeps on playing into his 80s.