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Tuesday, November 30, 2010

The Chicago Bluegrass And Blues Festival

Just received this through email Check it out this weekend!!!!!!

The Chicago Bluegrass & Blues Festivalhas grown.  Now in its third year, the festival has expanded to 35 bands across three nights at three of the city’s favorite venues.
From December 3rd-5th, Chicago’s favorite independent producers and worthwhile charities will host an eclectic tribute to the genres that started it all.  From the cultish explosion of psych folkers Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros to the undeniable sexual energy of Grace Potter & the Nocturnals, the current derivations of roots music are alive and well.  Yet the link to Robert Johnson is also alive and well, literally.  95-year-old David “Honeyboy” Edwards, Johnson’s lifelong friend and witness to his mysterious death, joins the bill as the oldest remaining Delta blues musicians touring today.  Ending the weekend with a dub-infused dance party, Studio One legends The Skatalites help remind us how boogie-woogie became wobble wobble.

About the Festival

The Chicago Bluegrass & Blues Festival is a festival celebrating our city’s unprecedented appreciation of roots music and culture. Hosted by the KingtelloReact Presents, and Silver Wrapper, a bevy of homegrown talent will unite with some of contemporary music’s most accomplished and influential artists for three days of collaboration and cause. 3rd year. 3 days. 3 venues. 35 bands. And all in the name of a just cause and a plethora of musical styles that have evolved from the Bluegrass and Blues traditions that started it all.

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