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Free tickets for James Hunter Six

We’ve got two tickets for each of the James Hunter Six shows at 8pm on FRI, APRIL 3, and SAT, APR 4 at City Winery.

HAVE A LISTEN

ENTER TO WIN TWO FREE TICKETS NOW
DO NOT CHANGE the subject line of the email.
Email your name, email and phone number to:
APRIL 3: wcbsfreestuff@gmail.com
APRIL 4: wcbsfreestuff@gmail.com

DEADLINE TO ENTER
Midnight on Friday, March 27.
Winner will be notified no later than Monday, March 30.
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 3.20.15 by Karen Murphy

R.I.P. Robert “Wolfman” Belfour

Robert “Wolfman” Belfour, a Memphis-based musician who was a master of Mississippi Hill Country blues, died Feb. 24. He was 74. The Memphis Blues Society is raising money to help Belfour’s family with funeral expenses.
NOTE: The link to donate is in the left-hand column of the Memphis Blues Society page under the links to buy T-Shirts.

LEARN ABOUT ROBERT

5 Fast Facts from Heavy.com

Read his obituary
from The Commercial Appeal

HAVE A LISTEN

Hill Stomp

Hobo Blues

Done Got Old

Poor Boy Long Way From Home

Killing Floor

Two Trains Running

NOTE: Belfour released two album on Fat Possum: What’s Wrong With You in 2000 and Pushin’ My Luck in 2003.

Posted 2.26.15 by Karen Murphy

Win Free Tickets to see Dave Specter and John Kattke

We’ve got two tickets for the latest edition of Dave Specter’s Adventures in Guitar. This time he is joining with John Kattke at 8pm on WED, March 25, at SPACE in Evanston. You cannot really call yourself a fan of Chicago blues if you are not familiar with these two. If you have been living under a rock, here’s what you have been missing:

GET THE FLYER

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, March 15
Winner will be notified within a few days after the drawing on Monday, March 16.

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.
_________________________________________
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 2.20.15 by Karen Murphy

R.I.P. David Maxwell

David Maxwell, 71, award-winning blues pianist, composer and producer, died Friday, Feb. 13, the result of an eight-year battle with prostate cancer.

Photo by Joe Dempsey

He was often compared to the legendary Otis Spann, who was Muddy Water’s pianist from late 1952 through 1968. Maxwell’s Conversations in Blue: David Maxwell/ Otis Spann CD won the 2012 Acoustic Album of the Year Blues Music Award from the Blues Foundation.

According to his Feb. 16 obituary in the Boston Globe, in lieu of flowers, join the Blues Foundation and vote before March 1 for David to win the W.C. Handy 2015 Pinetop Perkins Piano Player of the Year Blues Music Award.

Donations can be made to the Pinetop Perkins Foundation, which supports and encourages young people at the beginning of their musical careers. The foundation also helps to provide care and safety for elderly musicians at the twilight of their careers.

A memorial service celebrating David’s life is planned for the spring.

HAVE A LISTEN

AND ONE MORE
At Ground Zero, Clarksdale

Posted 2.17.15 by Karen Murphy

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