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

January 8, 2011
9:30 pm


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

December 18, 2010
9:00 pm



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!

December 12, 2010
9:30 pm



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

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 or Dan Bindert. 7-9pm
Chicago Bound on 90.9fm WDCB with Leslie Keros. 10-11pm
Messin’ with the Blues on 90.9fm WDCB with Leslie Keros. 11pm-midnight

The Blues Excursion on WHPK 88.5fm with Arkansas Red, 7pm-midnight

Blues with Pervis Spann “The Blues Man,” Saturday 11pm-2am, WVON 1690am

Blues Before Sunrise with Steve Cushing on 90.9fm WDCB, midnight 5am

on WNUR 89.3fm, 1 to 2:30 p.m., then R&B Flashback from 2:30-4pm

Blue Midnight with John Gorny on WPNA 1490am, midnight -2am

Blues Breakers
with Tom Marker on WXRT 93.1fm, 9-10pm

The Evil Show with Dave Waldman on WHPK 88.5fm, 9pm- midnight

Paul Parello’s Blues Power
streaming worldwide at from 9 -11pm, including occasional top-flight guests

Wild Mountain Nation on WNUR 89.3fm, 9 to 10 p.m.

Beale Street Caravan
on 90.9fm WDCB, 9-10pm

Hambone’s Blues Party, often with a live in-studio performance, 90.9fm WDCB, 10pm-midnight

(Check your local listings because programming is subject to change.)