Blues great Otis Rush been sidelined by a stroke, but more than 25 musicians will pay tribute to him at this year’s festival.
Guitarist Buster Benton played for years with Willie Dixon, who wrote his only hit, “Spider in My Stew.”
More people turn out for Blues Fest than for Pitchfork and Lollapalooza combined—and here are a couple dozen reasons why, including Syl Johnson, Shemekia Copeland, Clarence Carter, Chick Rodgers, and Buddy Guy.
Leonard Caston helped convince Willie Dixon to pursue the blues instead of boxing, but ended up overshadowed by his friend and fading from public view.
Brilliant pianist Lafayette Leake played countless sessions with blues giants but released little music of his own.
Our latest round of staff picks for the Reader‘s Interactive Jukebox (jukebox.chicagoreader.com)
Blues guitarist Eddie C. Campbell needs help getting home after a heart attack and stroke on the road in Germany.
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.