Book – AIN’T JUST BLUES IT’S SHOWTIME: Hard times, heartache, and glory along Blues Highway

AIN’T JUST BLUES IT’S SHOWTIME: Hard times, heartache, and glory along Blues Highway
Author: Carl Gustafson

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Tom & Dave Old Age Celebration


Old Age Celebration!

WHEN: SAT JAN 8, 2011

WHERE: Independence Tap
3932 W. Irving Park Rd
(between Harding Ave & Pulaski Rd)
Chicago, IL 60618
Neighborhood: Irving Park
(773) 588-2385

Warm up with Jamiah “On Fire” and the Red Machine at Rosa’s Lounge, Sat 12/18 9PM



jamiah2 It’s cold outside in Chicago.  Warm up at Rosa’s Lounge this Saturday, December 18,2010 with Chicago Blues Challenge Youth Competition Winner Jamiah “On Fire” and the Red Machine.  They will be opening for the Kinsey Report so get there early as showtime is 9:00 PM.   

If you saw them during the CBC you know that this young band has a bright future. For those that didn’t see them, this is your chance to catch them before they head to Memphis this February. Rosa’s lounge is located at 3420 W. Armitage Ave., Chicago.

Memphis or Bust! Support our CBC Winners!



memphisorbustPlease join the Windy City Blues Society (WCBS) at B.L.U.E.S. on Halsted (2519 N. Halsted, Chicago) on Sunday, December 12 at 9:30 pm for a fundraiser to support Rob Blaine’s Big Otis Blues, the winners of the Band Competition of the Chicago Blues Challenge (CBC). As a direct result of their victory, we are sending Rob Blaine his band to Memphis to compete in the International Blues Challenge during the first week in February. In order to accomplish this, the WCBS will be holding fundraisers in December and January for the performers who will represent us in Memphis.  Proceeds from these fundraising events along with funds raised at all the CBC events will enable the WCBS to send these performers to Memphis.

Chicago, we need your help!  Last year our representatives made a big splash at the IBCs and we intend to do the same again this year. Let’s show the international blues community what Chicago has to offer! Join us on Sunday, December 12 for a great night of blues for a worthy cause and watch this site for upcoming events in support of all our CBC winners. For those wishing to help us send our artists to Memphis but are unable to attend one of our fundraisers, please send checks to the address below payable to the Windy City Blues Society with the words “Memphis or Bust!” in the subject line.

Windy City Blues Society
Chicago Blues Challenge
PO Box 7389
Chicago, IL 60680-7389


Blues on the Radio

Blues on the Radio

Check out and support these great blues shows broadcasting in the Chicago area or online. Check your local listings because programming is subject to change.
(Print me out and keep me by your radio!)


90.9fm WDCB
7 – 9pm | Blues Time
with Tom Marker
9 – 10pm Blues from the Red Rooster Lounge
10 – 11pm | Chicago Bound with Leslie Keros
11pm – Midnight | Messin’ with the Blues with Leslie Keros
Midnight – 5am | Blues Before Sunrise with Steve Cushing

88.5fm WHPK
7pm – Midnight | The Blues Excursion
with Arkansas Red

1690am WVON
11pm – 2am | Blues with Pervis Spann
hosted by Sir Henry Cheatham


89.3fm WNUR
2-4pm | Blues with Mike Baum, Liz Mandeville and Lynn Orman

91.5 KJZZ Phoenix
6pm -Midnight Those Lowdown Blues with Bob Corritore

1490am WPNA
Midnight – 2am | Blue Midnight
with John Gorny


93.1fm WXRT
9 – 10pm | Blues Breakers with Tom Marker

88.5fm WHPK
9pm – Midnight | The Evil Show
with Dave Waldman


90.9fm WDCB
10pm – Midnight | Hambone’s Blues Party with Scott “Hambone” Hammer, often with a live in-studio performance