Chicago Blues Camp

Interviews

IBC Winner Brody Buster Is All About the Music

B.B. King once described him as ‘one of the greatest harmonica players of our time.’ He was only a youngster then. Now he is aged a bit and like a fine wine, his music gets better every day.

Quick Chat and A Mad Soundcheck with Trenton Ayers

"The blues market is only about two to three percent of the music market, whereas if you look at rock, for instance—well that’s more like forty percent. See, if you can corner that market, you can make more money," Trenton Ayers explained to me...

Bruce Katz Talks Blues, Jazz, and Great Mentors

"I knew Butch for a long time, and he was a friend of mine. It’s heartbreakingly sad man. He was the most dedicated musician I’ve ever seen. As far as the music, he wouldn’t compromise anything."

Eric Gales Is Back, Making the Most of a Second Chance

"You should do what you can man. Do what you can, and try to make every day better than the day before."

Heather Gillis Is Going Back to the Future

"I saw a movie called It Might Get Loud... I saw that, and I saw Jack White in it. I went down that rabbit hole for a while and dove into what he was doing. And he was really into Robert Johnson."

Samantha Fish Grows with New Skills and a Fresh New Sound

"You have to put your own spin on it. You have to find a voice... You have to find a way to be heard and you have to have something to say."

Quinn Sullivan Grows a Little More Every Day

"I got to play Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar Festival at Madison Square Garden with Buddy Guy."

The Gospel According to Reverend Peyton

The only thing, that can save blues in America, is blues artists making music that people want to listen to, and play.

Southern Avenue Debuts Worldly Memphis Sound

"So we're collaborating a lot more now than when we first started. It's organic. It's normal for us. That's how it should be."

Marcus King Brings Music to the People

"I just think, give the music to the people any way you can. That's very important to me."
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