We’ve got free tickets to see the Cedric Burnside Project & Super Chikan

You don’t have to go down the Mississippi Blues Trail to get a history lesson in Delta Blues (although all fans of Chicago blues really should). On Monday, Feb. 9, City Winery is bringing the Delta to Chicago in the Mississippi Blues History Show featuring the Cedric Burnside Project and Super Chikan and the Fighting Cocks. And, unlike trying to score a ticket to see the Grateful Dead’s last shows, we’ve made trying to get a ticket pretty easy.

This is going to be an incredible show…

HAVE A LISTEN

AND HAVE ONE MORE

ENTER TO WIN TWO FREE TICKETS NOW
DO NOT CHANGE the subject line of the email.
Email your name, email and phone number to:
wcbsfreestuff@gmail.com

DEADLINE TO ENTER
Midnight on Sunday, February 1
Winner will be notified on no later than Monday, February 2.

IMPORTANT NOTES: Use the the Email Link above.
ONLY ONE ENTRY PER PERSON.
If you win, you MUST respond to the email notification within 24 hours or another winner will be chosen.

You don’t have to be a WCBS member to win, but if you do win and are not a member, please consider joining us to help up support the blues here and everywhere.

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OTHER IMPORTANT STUFF
We really mean only one entry per person. If you enter more than once, you will automatically be disqualified. 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 City Winery by the Concierge.

THE SMALL PRINT
Windy City Blues Society Board Members and Executive Committee Members and their families are ineligible to win. Yada yada yada…which means all other basic rules of contests apply. If you don’t win this time, there will be other opportunities.

Posted 1.23.15 by Karen Murphy

R.I.P. Vernon Harrington

West Side Chicago blues guitarist Vernon Harrington died Jan, 18, 2015, after a serious illness. He was 62.

Funeral services will be held Saturday, Jan. 24, at 1pm at the Jackson Funeral Home (2701 W. 63rd St.)

Read Barrelhouse Bonnie’s article on the Austin Weekly website.

HAVE A LISTEN.

All of Your Love
Watch a very young Harrington in 1977.

And here’s one more.

Posted  1.22.15 by Karen Murphy

Nick Moss, Jason Ricci added to Winter Blues Bash lineup

Chicago favorite Nick Moss and harp player Jason Ricci have been added to the already great lineup of bands scheduled for the Winter Blues Bash Jan. 17 at the Hemmes Cultural Center in Elgin.

Here are the other bands scheduled to play:

  • Generation Blue
  • Aaron Williams and the Hoodoo
  • Alex Wilson with Jim Liban
  • Altered Five
  • Reverend Raven with Westside Andy

DETAILS
SAT, JAN 17 @ 5pm (doors at 430m)
TICKETS: $20 – $30

BUY TICKETS NOW

Part of the proceeds from this event will benefit the Windy City Blues Society in addition to the U-46 Education Foundation, the Crossroads Blues Society, the Grafton Blues Society and Generation Blue’s trip to the International Blues Challenge in Memphis.

Posted 1.11.15 by Karen Murphy

Happy New Year!

Here’s to a year filled with peace, joy and lots of blues!

 

Meet our CBC Youth Challenge Winner

Will Tilson has won the Chicago Blues Challenge Youth Showcase. Joey Noble and Generation Blues also competed for the chance to go to Memphis for the International Blues Competition in late January 2015.

Fernando Jones, Will Tilson and Ellen Miller

(l-r) Musician/Educator Fernando Jones, Will Tilson and harp player Ellen Miller PHOTO © WCBS/Duane Koch

 

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