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Thursday, May 20, 2010

Low Down Dirty Blues

This just in via email! This is a musical going on in Skokie Illinois. Starts Mays 27th.  for more info check out the Northlight Theatre website.

Northlight Theatre presents:

Low Down Dirty Blues
By Randal Myler & Dan Wheetman
May 27 – July 3

When the crowd goes home for the night, the real show begins! At least that's the case at one local Blues bar, where musicians gather after hours to swap stories and songs filled with passion, soul and an authentic love of the Blues that can't be described, but demands to be played. Inspired by Blues legends such as Muddy Waters, Ma Rainey, Sophie Tucker, Howlin' Wolf and Pearl Bailey, this low down dirty jam session pays tribute to a musical form that's steeped in Chicago history-and alive and thriving today!

Featuring: Mississippi Charles Bevel, Felicia P. Fields, Gregory Porter and Sandra Reaves-Phillips.

For more information or to purchase tickets, call 847.673.6300 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting              847.673.6300      end_of_the_skype_highlighting or visit

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Willie Pooch RIP

From Bob Corritore
  • RIP Willie Pooch - 1937 to May 5th, 2010 Columbus, Ohio based blues singer Willie Pooch passed away on May 5th, 2010 from  diabetes complications. He was 72. Born William Johnson in Tupelo, Mississippi in 1937, Willie grew to be a spectacular vocalist and entertainer. He was a huge part of the Columbus, Ohio Blues Scene and will be greatly missed by his community. He recorded and great CD with Cadillac Zak called The Blues Do Something To Me which is available on Zack's website by clicking here. For more information on Willie Pooch, including some nice video clips, click here.

Josh Smith: Paying The Cost

Nice clip of Josh Smith who is a heck of a bluesman.  He is also plays lead guitar for Taylor Hicks. I think blues purists will love this clip.  Give it a listen!

lightnin Red And Curry May 21st Des Moines Iowa

Chick Willis Update

The latest single by Chick Willis is RED HOT!

they've called him the "stoop down man", the "don of the blues" but now
Chick Willis is the
"Houdini Lover"
** click HERE

edited version of a song found on the hit CD "HIT & RUN BLUES"


contact chick 770-465-4036