Jammin’ Away the Blues Benefit

WED, NOV. 11 @ 530pm
Buddy Guy’s Legends

Eddie Shaw and the Wolf Gang and Low-reen and the Maxwell St. Market Blues Band will play.
The event supports suicide prevention and mental health advocacy

Tickets: $40 / $45 door / $75 VIP
Veterans get in free!


Posted on 11.10.15 by Karen Murphy


WCBS Fundraiser


WCBS Fundraiser

featuring Elmore James Jr. and the Broomdusters

NOV 6 @ 9pm
The Alley
210 Green Bay Rd., Highwood
$5-$10 suggested donation at the door
We’ve got great raffle prizes!

Come on down!

Posted 10.29.15  by Karen Murphy

It’s the Week of Willie!

Chicago blues legend Willie Dixon would have turned 100 on Wednesday, July 1. In addition to a gala celebration at this year’s Chicago Blues Festival featuring members of the Dixon family, Chicago is celebrating Willie Dixon’s 100th birthday this week with shows at several venues, including a birthday bash at the Blues Heaven Foundation in the  historic Chess Records studio building.

Although you missed the first show at Reggie’s on June 28, you still have plenty of time to honor one of Chicago’s blues legends. Here’s where to go:

June 30 @ 9:30pm ($20)
Chicago Blues All-Stars
Buddy Guy’s Legends, 700 S. Wabash

July 1 @ 5-8pm (FREE)
Willie Dixon 100th Birthday Bash
featuring Melvin Taylor and the Slack Band and guests

Willie Dixon’s Blues Heaven Foundation, Blues Garden
2120 S. Michigan  (historic Chess Records studio)
www.wdbhf.org | www.bluesheaven.com

July 2 @ 7pm ($20)
Chicago Blues All-Stars
Double Door, 1551 N. Damen Ave.



It is incomprehensible that any blues fan, or rock fan for that matter, would be unfamiliar with Willie’s incredible body of work, but wonders never cease.

Willie wrote or co-wrote  more than 500 songs, including Back Door Man, Built for Comfort, Help Me, Hoochie Coochie Man, Spoonful and Wang Dang Doodle.

A bio from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

I’m the Blues (Full album)
Featuring a wonderful version of Back Door Man

Watch the legend in action, with some of his incredible friends

Back Door Man
with Stephen Still in a 1983 Muddy Waters Tribute


A Path to Home ownership

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

QUESTIONS? dtracy@gohabitat.net
More info will be online in the near future at both the FDC website and the Habitat for Humanity site.

Posted 1.19.14

Blues For Home to Benefit PADS Homeless Services

Blues For Home to benefit PADS homeless services, July 24, 2-9:30pm at Blinder’s, Rt 45 & 173, 2½ miles west of 94, Antioch, IL. Non-stop blues with 2pm The Young Bloods, 3:30-4:30pm AC Blues, 5-6pm Graná Louise & TroubleMaker, and 6:30-9:30pm blues jam hosted by Low-reen’s Maxwell St Market Blues Band featuring Little Scotty & Bobby Too Tuff to close out the night! Food available by Twisted Few MC. Raffles. $10 donation or whatever you can afford, just come!