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Eddy Clearwater to be Honored During Chicago Blues Festival

"I worked for him for 10 years, two records, 'West Side Strut' and 'Soul Funky.' It was the best ten years of my life. His stature, 6'4" was big, but not as big as his heart." - Lynn Orman Weiss
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Blues Today Symposium at Buddy Guy’s Legends June 7th

As part of Buddy Guy's Legends Blues Fest, the Blues Today Symposium will kick off at 2:00 pm (CDT) on Thursday, June 7th.
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Blind Boys of Alabama Founding Member Clarence Fountain Dead at 88

With Fountain at the helm, the Blind Boys rose from humble beginnings to the pinnacles of musical achievement.
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Blues Hall of Famer Eddy “The Chief” Clearwater Dead at 83

A soft-spoken, witty man, Clearwater transformed into a firebrand on stage. His flamboyant, colorful performances and mild-mannered offstage persona will be mourned and remembered by millions.

John Mayall Cancels Tour Dates Due to Health Issues

"John loves his fans and is sorry to disappoint you, but is looking forward to seeing you soon at a venue near you. In the meantime, your prayers and good vibes are much appreciated!”

Southern Avenue’s Ori Naftaly Has Gear Stolen From His Home

Stolen items include a 2013 Les Paul Gold Top, Naftaly's infamous 2001 Fender Stratocaster covered with stickers, a 2014 Squier Telecaster Blonde and more.
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Tyler Childers Nominated For “Emerging Artist of the Year” at 2018 Americana Honors &...

The nomination follows a breakthrough year for Childers, which saw the release of his critically acclaimed debut album 'Purgatory.'

Stevie Saves the Music

Educators who sign up for the workshop sessions before the concert will receive a free ticket to that evening’s show.
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Directorship of Roots N Blues N BBQ Changes Hands

Julie King Dworski will continue in her position until June 4th, when incoming director Tracy Lane will take her place at the helm of Roots N Blues N BBQ.
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Kingston Mines Owner “Doc” Pellegrino Dead at 92

"If you're not having fun, you're not at Kingston Mines." - Lenin "Doc" Pellegrino
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