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Jolie Holland to Reissue ‘Escondida’ on Vinyl for 15th Anniversary

The free-form jazz and ragtime blues atmospherics of Escondida have much to do with how the album turned out.

World Premiere Track – Vance Gilbert “Another Great Day Above Ground”

The song features Chris Smither on guitar, and Herb Gardner on trombone, with Vance singing and giggling.

Holy Moly! It’s Ruth Patterson’s Solo Debut!

Debut singles don’t get any better than "I’d Give It All (Redux)." It only takes a few seconds to recognize a star in the making with a voice reminiscent of the great 20th century...

The Runaways’ Cherie Currie and Fanny’s Brie Darling Rock Chicago

Cherie Currie and Brie Darling played a raucous rock and roll show at the City Winery in Chicago with the help of a four-man backup band. Currie, the one-time lead singer of the seminal female band the...

The Last Waltz Tour 2019 was Worth The Weight

Thursday, November 21st The Last Waltz 2019 Tour came to the landmark Chicago Theatre 43 years to the week of the original final farewell concert of The Band. The 1976 Winterland Ballroom concert and subsequent Scorsese...

Mr. Handy’s Blues: An Exchange With Producer/Director Joanne Fish

Ten years in the making, this film achieves exactly what Joann originally set out for: to find “that one thread that runs through somebody’s life that explains how they got this level of success,” as she puts it.

Booker T. Jones Thrills with Triple-Threat Performance

In an evening that exceeded expectations, Booker T. Jones entertained Chicago City Winery fans with a triple-threat performance beginning with a lively Q and A, followed by an intimate reading from his long-awaited memoir, Time is...

Soul Blues Singer Wee Willie Walker Dead at 77

Walker had returned late Monday night from a recording session in Oakland, and had plans to travel to Chile on Thursday to headline a festival there.

Gibson launches Alvin Lee’s ‘69 Festival’ Replica ES-335 Big Red Guitar

The art of the luthier reaches its zenith with this beautifully constructed custom guitar from the master craftsmen at Gibson whose passion, perfection and precision are evident in their prized instrument. To make an...

Elbio Barilari Delmark Artistic Director

When people say the record industry is dying or dead, it just means you need to adapt to the demands and times.
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