Tag: Buddy Guy

Ten great guitarists celebrating Black History Month

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We start with the greatest guitarist of all-time. Jimi Hendrix at Woodstock with his version of the Star Spangled Banner
February is Black History Month. We celebrate it by looking at some of the greatest artists in music history. Over the next three weeks, we’ll feature the different instrumentalists and singers from all genres of music. We start today with ten of the greatest guitarists. Later this week we’ll feature some of the great drummers.... Read more »

The new Illinois Rock & Roll Museum announces their first Hall of Fame class. Did they get it right?

The new Illinois Rock & Roll Museum announces their first Hall of Fame class. Did they get it right?
Illinois is getting a new museum to celebrate the music and the artists from the state. Located in Joliet, the Illinois Rock & Roll Museum is expected to open sometime this summer. If you have a music museum, you need musicians to honor. Let’s take a look at who was elected to the first Hall... Read more »

Amplified Chicago Blues: The story of how the blues migrated to the north

Ray Flerlage was a local photographer who took thousand of pictures of the Chicago Blues scene. His photos are like a history book of that era.
This weekend is one of the best musical events in Chicago each year. The Millennium Park area will host the 35th annual Chicago Blues Fest. Among the past performers have been Bonnie Raitt, Ray Charles, Buddy Guy, B.B. King and last years headliner, Gary Clark Jr. There will be more than one hundred acts over... Read more »
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Labor Day is the end of the Summer concert season

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Steve Winwood opened the Summer season. He was the opening act for Steely Dan. I'm not a big fan of his band but his voice was better than it was a year ago. Winwood is still a legendary performer.
Happy Labor Day! Most people consider Labor Day the end of summer. Oh man, is winter right around the corner? It does signal the end of the Summer Concert Season. There are a couple more events but for the most part, concerts will move indoors. It was a very busy Summer of music. While most... Read more »

Buddy Guy and Jeff Beck in concert: Old guys can still play the guitar

Buddy Guy and Jeff Beck in concert: Old guys can still play the guitar
It was a night of guitar playing at Ravinia. Legendary guitarists Buddy Guy and Jeff Beck are touring together this summer. Last night they played in in the north burbs of Chicago and showed that even at a combined age of 152, they still have it. Beck is touring in support of his new album... Read more »

A preview of the fall concert season

The final Wrigley Field Concert of the season is Tuesday night. AC/DC is a sold out show.
Yesterday we reviewed the summer live music scene. Today lets take a look at what’s happening this fall. For the most part, music moves inside. That’s okay, climate control is good with me. Here’s what going on, starting this week. Most of these acts are touring, so check your local listings for when they’ll be... Read more »
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Chicago Blackhawks vs Buddy Guy

This is Jonathan Toews and Patrick Kane. They're holding the Stanley Cup. They've already won two of those things and are going for number three.
It’s a big weekend in Chicago. Lots of things to do. Lots of choices to make. Summer in Chicago is why we live here. It’s why we put up with winter. My favorite music event is happening now. It’s time for the annual Blues Fest in Grant Park. This years headliner is legendary guitarist Buddy... Read more »

B.B. King: The Duets

BB with Stevie Ray Vaughn
The great BB King died last night. He loved to play with other great musicians. They brought out the best in each other. These some of his classics duets with some photos tossed in, Rest easy, BB. You were The King Of The Blues!   BB King made so much great music you can do... Read more »

Top Ten Chicago Musicians That You Can Name Midway Airport After

10. Robert Lamm has been with Chicago since the beginning.
When I came up with this idea for renaming Midway Airport for a musician, I thought there must be other candidates besides Muddy Waters. I decided to Google, Chicago Musicians and see what came up. Wikipedia  has a page that lists over 1000 Chicago musicians. I started there and whittled it down to ten. There’s... Read more »
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