|January 8, 2011|
|WHEN: SAT JAN 8, 2011
WHERE: Independence Tap
|December 18, 2010|
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.
|December 12, 2010|
Please 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
Want to hear some great blues broadcasts? Check out and support these shows: “Blues on the Air” in Chicagoland
(Print me out and keep me by your radio!)
“Blues Edition” on 90.9fm WDCB with Greg Freerksen and/or Leslie Keros with “BlackJack’s Blues Calendar”, 7 to 9 p.m.
“Blues from the Red Rooster Lounge” on 90.9fm WDCB, 9 to 10 p.m.
“The Blues Excursion” on WHPK 88.5fm with Arkansas Red, 7 p.m. to midnight
Blues with Pervis Spann “The Blues Man”, Saturday 11 p.m. to 2 a.m. Sunday morning, on WVON 1690am
“Blues Before Sunrise” with Steve Cushing on 90.9fm WDCB, midnight Saturday night to 5 a.m. Sunday morning
Blues on WNUR 89.3fm, 1 to 2:30 p.m., then R&B Flashback from 2:30 to 4 p.m.
“Blue Midnight” with John Gorny on WPNA 1490am, midnight Sunday night to 2:00am Monday morning
“Bluesbreakers” with Tom Marker on WXRT 90.1fm, 9 to 10 p.m.
“The Evil Show” with Dave Waldman on WHPK 88.5fm, 9 p.m. to midnight
“Paul Parello’s Blues Power” streaming worldwide at http://am1670.net from 9 to 11 p.m., including occasional top-flight guests
Wild Mountain Nation on WNUR 89.3fm, 9 to 10 p.m.
“Beale Street Caravan” on 90.9fm WDCB, 9 to 10 p.m.
“Hambone’s Blues Party”, often with a live in-studio performance, 90.9fm WDCB, 10 p.m. to midnight (and sometimes with “BlackJack’s Weekend Blues Calendar”)
(programming subject to change)
The Rob Blaine Band playing the Windy City Blues Society Street Stage at the 2010 Chicago Blues Fest.
Tom Holland & Chris Harper “Easiest Thing I’ll Ever Do”-Chicago Blues Fest 2010
Chris Harper Band at Street Stage