Eddie Shaw to receive Mississippi Trail Marker! The great Eddie Shaw played sax in the bands of Howlin’ Wolf, Magic Sam, Freddie King, Jimmy Reed, and Jimmy Dawkins. After Howlin’ Wolf’s passing in 1976, Eddie embarked on a solo career billed as Eddie Shaw & The Wolf Gang, initially keeping the entire lineup of Howlin’ Wolf’s last band (Hubert Sumlin,
Detroit Junior, Chico Chism, and Shorty Gilbert). Eddie will be honored with a Mississippi Blues
Trail Marker in his home town of Benoit, Mississippi.
The unveiling ceremony will take place on Wednesday, April 27, 2011, 2pm at Highways 1 and 448 in Benoit. Congratulation to Eddie!
Mississippi Blues Trail info: http://www.msbluestrail.org/index.aspx
(Thanks to Bob Corritore for this announcement)
Monday, May 9, 2011
The Windy City Blues Society will hold their next Blues Education Committee Meeting, from 6 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.
at the Mayfair Library, 4400 W. Lawrence (East of Rt. 94).
From Cruisin the Blues Highway – We are pleased to announce America’s newest and most exciting ride for music lovers and bike enthusiasts alike.
Cruisin the Blues Highway 2011
Join us anywhere along the route April 30th through May 8th for Cruisin the Blues Highway!
Nothing goes together better than cruisin the highways of America while listening t…o some great
blues! So get ready to take a trip of a lifetime and join us for “Cruisin the Blues Highway!” Designed to raise awareness of the Blues Music Awards held each year in Memphis, the inaugural tour will follow the trail forged as Blues made it’s way along the Mississippi. There will be five stops on the tour in cities that played a significant role in the development of the Blues and modern music as we know it today. The mission is to spread the word of the Blues Foundation, educate and entertain those that join us for the experience and to build upon a community based on loyalty and passion.
Each major city stop will offer a daytime shuttle to Blues related attractions and the evenings will be filled with great Blues music at our participating venues. From Chicago, Illinois to Clarksdale, Mississippi, riders will experience the thrill of the open road, action packed stops in the greatest Blues cities throughout the country and endless memories for a lifetime.
There’s too much to explain in this email, so we’ve attached the CBH CALENDAR OF EVENTS to this email.
You can also click below to visit our website www.cruisinblues.com
SPECIAL ANNOUNCEMENT – JOIN CBH FOR THE KICK OFF PHOTO SHOOT SUNDAY MAY 1ST AT BUDDY GUY’S LEGENDS 700 S. Wabash, Chicago IL 60605
WE’LL BE PARKING BIKES IN FRONT OF THE VENUE STARTING AT
12 NOON AND TAKING THE OFFICIAL PROMO PHOTO FOR THE TOUR
THE PHOTO WILL BE TAKEN NO LATER THAN 1:00 PM SO GET THERE EARLY AND BE A PART OF HISTORY!
Hope to see you on the Cruise…..and best Blusin!
Cruisin the Blues Highway
Blues Foundation Board Member
Jazz, Blues & Beyond Tuesday concerts feature jazz, blues, and gospel music in the Chicago Cultural Center’s Randolph Café @ 78 E. Washington Street, from Noon-1:15 p.m..
Upcoming blues concerts:
April 19: Omar Coleman & Friends (led by blues vocalist & harmonica player, Omar Coleman)
May 3: Tail Dragger (blues vocalist)
May 10: Shirley Johnson (blues vocalist)
May 17: David “Honeyboy” Edwards (legendary blues guitarist)
May 24: Dave Specter Trio (led by blues guitarist, Dave Specter)
May 31: Mississippi Heat (led by Pierre Lacocque, Carl Weathersby)
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