R.I.P., Johnny Winter

Legendary Texas guitarist Johnny Winter died yesterday in a hotel room in Zurich, Switzerland. He was 70 years old.

Winter had been in Chicago several times in the last few months, appearing most recently right  before the 2014 Chicago Blues Fest in a free WXRT concert at Legends followed by a show at Reggie’s.

READ THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE ARTICLE

Listen to Johnny with Derek Trucks

And here is a much younger Johnny in  Copenhagen in 1970.

Posted 7.17.14 by Karen Murphy

Remembering Nick Charles

R.I.P., Nick. Chicago will never forget you and your contribution to Chicago blues.

THURSDAY, JULY 10
4 – 9pm Viewing and
All-star Blues Jam for Nick
Gatling’s Chapel
10133 S. Halsted
773.881.4111

FRIDAY, JULY 11
11 – 11:30am Viewing
11:30am – 12:30pm Funeral Service
Gatling’s Chapel
10133 S. Halsted
773.881.4111

3 – 7pm Repast
Mr. G’s Supper Club
1547 W. 87th St.
773.445.2020

Condolence cards can be sent to Nick’s wife, Diane:
Diane Shelby (Mrs. Nick Charles)
6515 S. Rockwell St.
Chicago, IL 60629

Posted 7.8.14 by Karen Murphy

FREE TICKETS: Brother Joscephus & the Love Revolution & Stooges Brass Band

We have two sets of two tickets each to give away to see Brother Joscephus & the Love Revolution & Stooges Brass Band on WED, AUG. 6, at City Winery.

DETAILS
WED, AUG 6 @ 8pm
Brother Joscephus & the Love Revolution & Stooges Brass Band
City Winery | 1200 W. Randolph

MORE INFO

WHY GO?
You’ll know why when you watch this video or this one.

And don’t forget the Stooges Brass Band.

ENTER TO WIN TWO TICKETS NOW
Email your name, email and phone number to:
wcbsfreestuff@gmail.com
DEADLINE: 5pm on FRIDAY, JULY 25.
Winners will be notified by MONDAY, JULY 28.
IMPORTANT NOTE: If you win, you MUST respond to the email notification within 24 hours or another winner will be chosen.

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IMPORTANT STUFF
One entry per person. Winners for each show will be randomly drawn from all emails received by the specified deadline. If you receive an email telling you that you have won tickets, please confirm receipt of the email within 24 hours or another winner will be drawn. Tickets will be held for ticket winners at The Maybe Stage Will Call.

THE SMALL PRINT
Windy City Blues Society Board Members and Executive Committee Members and their families are ineligible to win. You do not have to be a Windy City Blues Society member to win (at least right now), but it would be nice if you decided to join us. Yada yada yada…which means all other basic rules of contests apply. If you don’t win this time, there should be other opportunities.

Posted 7.4.14 by Karen Murphy

 

 

Holmes Brothers receive NEA National Heritage Fellowship

The Holmes Brothers (Wendell Holmes, Sherman Holmes and Popsy Dixon) are one of nine recipients of the prestigious 2014 National Heritage Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA). The Fellowship, according to the NEA, recognizes “recognize the recipients’ artistic excellence and support their continuing contributions to our nation’s traditional arts heritage.”

The awards ceremony will be held Sept. 17 with a concert to follow on Sept. 19 at George Washington University’s Lisner Auditorium. Both events are open to the public and the concert will be streamed live at arts.gov. More information, including how to obtain free concert  tickets, will be available later this summer.

The Holmes Brothers released their first album in 1989. During the last 13 years, they have recorded five albums for Alligator Records. Brotherhood, the latest recording, was released this year.  They’ve won  two Blues Music Awards from The Blues Foundation: Band of the Year (2005) Soul Blues Album of the Year in 2008 for State of Grace.

HAVE A LISTEN

I Saw the Light

You’re the Kind of Trouble

Posted 6.25.14 by Karen Murphy

Win Two FREE Tickets to see Cedric Burnside

We have three sets of two tickets each to give away for to see the Cedric Burnside Project, Tuesday, July 1, at The Mayne Stage in Rogers Park.

DETAILS
Tuesday, July 1 @ 8pm
Cedric Burnside Project
Razorhouse
Lucky 3 Blues Band

The Mayne Stage | 1328 W. Morse
$5 Valet; Steps from the Morse Red Line Stop
MORE INFO

WHY GO?
Cedric has the Delta Blues in his blood. His granddaddy is the late, great Mississippi legend R.L. Burnside.
HAVE A LISTEN

ENTER TO WIN TWO TICKETS NOW
Email your name, email and phone number to:
wcbsfreestuff@gmail.com
DEADLINE: 5pm on Thursday, June 26
Winners will be notified by Friday, June 27.
IMPORTANT NOTE: If you win, you MUST respond to the email notification within 24 hours or another winner will be chosen.

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IMPORTANT STUFF
One entry per person. Winners for each show will be randomly drawn from all emails received by the specified deadline. If you receive an email telling you that you have won tickets, please confirm receipt of the email within 24 hours or another winner will be drawn. Tickets will be held for ticket winners at The Maybe Stage Will Call.

THE SMALL PRINT
Windy City Blues Society Board Members and Executive Committee Members and their families are ineligible to win. You do not have to be a Windy City Blues Society member to win (at least right now), but it would be nice if you decided to join us. Yada yada yada…which means all other basic rules of contests apply. If you don’t win this time, there should be other opportunities.

Posted 6.20.14 by Karen Murphy

 

 

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