Chicago Blues

George Thorogood's Hidden Secret – Eddie Shaw

"I could have been playing in front of the Washington Monument for a handful of Republicans, and I would have been in heaven 'cause I'm with Eddie Shaw," says the million-selling artist...

Hellfire from Joe Louis Walker Raises Hell and Brings Fire

It's easy to see why Walker is collecting worldwide accolades, awards, fame, and recognition. It's only January and his new release, Hellfire, is almost certain to rank among the best albums of the year!

Roots N Blues N BBQ Festival Celebrates Ten Years

Festival proceeds go to the Blues in the Schools program. Students have the opportunity to write and perform with award-winning guest musicians and internationally recognized music educators in their classrooms.

Big Joe Stomp Box Company: Guitar Pedals Made Just for Blues

Like many in the blues world, I've always been a bit of a purist...

Chicago Women in the Blues 6 Tonight

This is the premiere showcase for blues women, and the event always draws the best female blues artists.

Bobby Rush Serves Up a Heaping Helping of ‘Porcupine Meat’

This is one that every blues, funk, r&b, or soul lover will cherish.

C.C. Rider the Venerator: Hubert Sumlin

Remember this name: Hubert Sumlin. You’ve heard his incredible guitar sound. All that started when Hubert was just eight years old, and he broke the one string on his brother’s homemade guitar...

TBT – Muddy Waters’ ‘The Complete Plantation Recordings’ is the Holy Grail

Interspersed along with the music are interview tracks. One gem from these is when Lomax asks Waters "Is [Son] House a better player than [Robert] Johnson is, ya think?" Waters answers, "I think they’re both about equal."
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