An intensive learning and performing “camp” experience for adult musicians, it offers an opportunity to learn Chicago-style blues, from talented Chicago musicians, and then play that music in the city where it all began.
“Well, one that I am quite pleased with and it’s a blessing, with the years the name of the band has grown among fans.”
Marie Dixon talks about why her husband, Willie Dixon, started the Blues Heaven Foundation, and how it helps musicians.
“The new club is great. They’ve really worked hard to put together something that honors the tradition of Antone’s and why it was started.”
“I write songs because I feel like I have something I want to express, and that is the best way that I can do it.”
“I want to feel like what I do is appreciated and also because it’s blues, just the idea of helping carry on that tradition.”
“R.L. Boyce has been a mentor to me. His inspiration and knowledge has been unbelievable for me; for that I owe him a lot for my musical career.”
“The music that we make, that’s honest. That’s us. Its what we do.”
To not see his live performance would be cheating yourself of the opportunity to hear today’s soul of the blues.
“I try to get through to people one opportunity at a time. We do the hard work of showing people we’re not that different.”