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Chicago Blues

BREAKING – Piano Great Barrelhouse Chuck Dead at 58

Chicago blues piano great "Barrelhouse" Chuck has died after a four year battle with prostate cancer. He was 58 years old.

Tweed Funk’s Joseph “Smokey” Holman Battles Back From Cancer

"Well, I’ll tell you; sometimes life can throw you a curve. Take a swing. Who knows? You may hit a home run, but you got to stay in the game."

59th Annual Grammy Awards Nominees Announced

Nominees in the Best Music Video category include the very soulful Leon Bridges for his "River" video.

Canada’s Colin James Does It Again with ‘Blue Highways’

Throughout the album, James showcases his versatility with smooth slide guitar, finger picking, biting leads, and grungy power chords. All are executed with the finesse and style that gives him such a great sound.

Chicago Blues Camp 2017 Registration Opens

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.

TBT – Magic Sam Lives On In His Music

Perhaps he might have marveled at how popular he has become since his death. One thing is certain though; he was an innovator who blazed a path for others to follow, and his work has more than stood the test of time.

10 Things You Didn’t Know About Magic Sam

Tomorrow marks the 47th anniversary of the all-too-early death of a West Side Chicago guitar master. In honor of his gifted influence on the world of electric blues music, we offer 10 things you may not know about Samuel Maghett, better known to the world as Magic Sam.

Johnny Nicholas Blows Fans Away with ‘Fresh Air’

With the smooth style of Cashdollar’s slide guitar and Newcomb's mandolin, fans will love this new music from Nicholas. This is Nicholas’ finest release yet, with several songs sure to be requested at future shows.

The Fast Track with Pierre Lacocque

"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."

The Last Waltz: Looking Back On 40 Years

It was forty years ago today. Thanksgiving Day, November 25th, 1976.
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