Corky Siegel (PHOTO: Murphy Media/Karen Murphy)
During his Blues Breakers show last night, XRT’s Tom Marker announced the headliners who will appear on the Petrillo Music Shell stage during the 2014 Chicago Blues Fest.
The fest will be held June 13-15 in Grant Park.
FRIDAY, JUNE 13
A Tribute to John Lee “Sonny Boy” Williamson (He would have been 100 this year.)
Featured performers: Siegel-Schwall Band with Sam Lay, Marcella Detroit (aka Marcy Levy, famous for cowriting one of Clapton’s biggest hits, Lay Down Sally) and Bill Boy Arnold, among others.
SATURDAY, JUNE 14
SUNDAY, JUNE 15
Stay tune for more announcements, including the lineup for the Windy City Blues Society Street Stage.
Posted 1.28.14 by Karen Murphy
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Gary Clark Jr. for Please Come Home
BEST BLUES ALBUM
Get Up! (Ben Harper with Charlie Musselwhite, Stax)
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Posted 1.27.14 by Karen Murphy
Here are the winners of the 30th International Blues Challenge (IBC):
1st Place: Mr. Sipp (Vicksburg Blues Society)
2nd Place: Ghost Town Blues Band (Memphis Blues Society)
3rd Place: Billy the Kid & Regulators (Blues Society of Western Pennsylvania)
Gibson Guitarist (top guitarist among band finalists):
Mr. Sipp (Vicksburg Blues Society)
1st Place: Tim Williams (Calgary Blues Music Association)
2nd Place: Lucious Spiller (Ozark Blues Society of Northwest Arkansas Inc.)
St. Blues Guitarist (top guitarist among solo/duo finalists)
Tim Williams (Calgary Blues Music Association)
Lee Oskar Harmonica Player
(top harmonica player among semi-finalists)
Jerome Godboo (Toronto Blues Society)
BEST SELF-PRODUCED CD
Account to Me
Hank Mowery (West Michigan Blues Society)
A total of 255 acts from 40 states and 16 countries (four continents) competed this year. The Windy City Blues Society was represented this year by Kevin Purcell and the Nightburners (band), Morry Sochat and Shoji Naito (solo/duo) and Tom Holland (Best Self-produced CD). The 30th IBC concluded with a full day of performances on Saturday, Jan. 25, at the Orpheum Theatre.
Congrats to all the bands who competed this year and are keeping the
Posted 1.26.14 by Karen Murphy
FOR MUSICIANS ONLY
The FDC Foundation has joined Habitat for Humanity in an initiative that will offer two Chicago-area blues musicians the opportunity to own one of the three- or four-bedroom homes located in Chicago Heights, Hazel Crest, Park Forest and Lansing.
Attend the Orientation Session to find out how you can be considered for one of the houses. The session will cover the application process, what it takes to qualify and the steps an applicant must take to become an owner of one of these homes. Remember that Habitat requires “sweat equity” from the people who get the homes.
Saturday, Jan. 25 at 10am
New Faith Baptist Church
25 Central Ave., Matteson MAP
More info will be online in the near future at both the FDC website and the Habitat for Humanity site.
According to Chicagoland Radio and
Media, Tom Marker will be on-air tonight doing his popular Blues Breakers show at 9pm on WXRT-FM (93.1). Apparently, going forward, he will be working for the station part-time.
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Posted 1.13.14 by Karen Murphy