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Chicago Blues: A Living History Band Headlining Day 2 Chicago Blues Fest June 12 June 9, 2010

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The 2010 Chicago Blues Festival will take place from June 11th to June 13th in Grant Park.

This Festival is scheduled and presented by the Mayor’s Office of Special Events. What’s amazing about this festival is not only the line-up, which is extraordinary, but the fact that The Chicago Blues: A Living History Band is headlining day 2 of the festival.

Chicago Blues: A LIVING HISTORY is it. They are considered by many to be the most important tribute to the blues of our time.

CBLH brings together two generations of Chicago’s greatest living traditionalists. In an unprecedented Chicago Blues collaboration, the legendary Billy Boy Arnold, John Primer, Billy Branch and Lurrie Bell–inheritors of the Chicago Blues tradition–have come together to celebrate and pay tribute to the evolution of the genre from its earliest days through the present. You can’t ask for a better line up than that. You’d have to be crazy to miss this one.

You can also buy an album these guys put out in 2009. It’s a 2 disc set that pays tribute to blues creators, its history, its tradition, and its lifestyle. Of all the reviews this CD has gotten, I have yet to see a bad one. This CD is essentially mandatory for any serious blues fan. This set has been nominated for a Grammy, a Blues Music Award, and more. It is certainly worth a listen.

Check it out on Amazon.

Details on the Band.

Here’s the rest of the line-up for the Festival:

Friday, June 11, 2010

Front Porch

11:30 am-1pm – Blues in the Schools featuring Eric Noden, Katherine Davis and the Stone Academy Blues Students and more

1:30-2:30 pm – Henry Gray and Andy Cornett

3-4:30 pm – Jimmy Dawkins w / Taildragger

5-6 pm – Café R&B

6:30-7:30 pm – Big George Brock and the House Rockers with George Brock Jr.

Gibson Guitar Crossroads

12-1:15 pm – Dave Weld and the Imperial Flames

1:45-3:15 pm – Mary Lane and the No Static Blues Band

3:45-5 pm – Grady Champion

Mississippi Juke Joint

12:30-1:30 pm – Grady Champion

2-3 pm – Sam Lay

3:30-4:30 pm – Stevie J and the Blues Eruption

5-6 pm – Adib Hasser

6:30-8 pm – Mississippi Jam

Zone Perfect All-Nutrition Bars Route 66 Roadhouse

12:00-1:00 Beginning Delta Blues Harmonica Lesson with Joe Filisko

1:30-3:30 pm – Discussing Wolf: 100 Years of Remembrances moderated by Dick Shurman, with Betty Kelly. Barbara Marks, Eddie Shaw, Hubert Sumlin, and Josh Hecht.

4-5 pm – Wildsang

5:30-7 pm – East of Edens Soul Express

Petrillo Music Shell

5-5:55 pm – Howlin’ Wolf alumni featuring Eddie Shaw and the Wolf Gang with Jody Williams, Sam Lay, Henry Gray,Abb Locke, Corky Siegel and special guest Hubert Sumlin

6:05-7 pm – Otis Taylor Band

7:10-8:10 pm – James Cotton Blues Band with special guest Matt “Guitar” Murphy

8:20-9:30 pm – Zora Young’s Tribute to Wolf and Sunnyland with special guest Hubert Sumlin

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Front Porch

11:30-12:30 pm – Ramblin’ Rose

1-2:15 pm – Bobby Dixon Blues Band

2:45-4 pm – Nora Jean

4:30-5:30 pm – Andre Williams

6-7:30 pm – Johnny and Destiny Rawls

Gibson Guitar Crossroads

12-1:15 pm – Toronzo and the Cannonball Express

1:45-3 pm – Sugar Blue Band

3:30-5 pm -Sonny Rhodes

Mississippi Juke Joint

12:30-1:30 pm – Jarekus Singleton w/ Keeshea Pratt

2-3 pm – David “Honeyboy” Edwards

3:30-4:30 pm – Bill “Howlin Madd” Perry with Alphonso Sanders

5-6 pm – Dexter Allen

6:30-8 pm – Festival Jam featuring Blue Plate Special

Zone Perfect all Nutrition Bars Route 66 Roadhouse

12-1 pm – Beginning Southern Blues Harmonica Lesson with Joe Filisko

1:30-2:30 pm – Joe Filisko and Eric Noden

3-4:15 pm – Rev. K.M. Williams and the Amazing Trainreck

4:45-5:45 pm – Larry Hoffman interviews William Ferris

6:15-7:30 pm – East of Edens Soul Express

Petrillo Music Shell

5-6:10 pm – Nellie “Tiger” Travis and guest

6:20-7:25 pm – Bobby Parker and the Blues Night Band

7:35-9:30 pm – Chicago Blues A Living History featuring Billy Boy Arnold, Billy Branch, John Primer, Lurrie Bell and special guest Carlos Johnson

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Front Porch

11:30-1 pm – Linda Tillery and the Cultural Heritage Choir

1:30-3 pm – Dancin’ Perkins

3:30-4:30 pm – Ramblin’ Jack Elliott

4:45-5:45 pm – Guitar Shorty

6:15-7:30 pm – Lubriphonic

Gibson Guitar Crossroads

12-1:15 pm – Quintus McCormick

1:45-3 pm – Gibson Guitar Showdown w/ Carl Weathersby and Larry McCray

3:30-5 pm – Roy Roberts with special guest Barbara Carr

Mississippi Juke Joint

12:30-1:30 pm – Jimmy Duck Holmes and Terry “Harmonica” Bean

2-3 pm – Bobby Rush

3:30-4:30 pm – Homemade Jamz

5-6 pm – Jarekas Singleton with Keeshea Pratt

6:30-8 pm – Mississippi Jam

Zone Perfect all Nutrition Bars Route 66 Roadhouse

12-1 pm – Beginning Chicago Blues Harmonica Lesson with Joe Filisko

1:30-2:30 pm – Larry Hoffman rambles with Ramblin’ Jack Elliott

3-4:30 pm – Blues Books: University of Illinois Press

5-6:30 pm – East of Edens Soul Express

Petrillo Music Shell

5-5:50 pm – Erwin Helfer’s Chicago Boogie Woogie Ensemble

6-7 pm – Vivian and Vance “Guitar” Kelly and the Backstreet Blues Band

7:10-8:20 pm – Chicago Blues Reunion featuring Barry Goldberg, Corky Siegel, Nick Gravenites, Harvey Mandel and special guests Charlie Musselwhite and Sam Lay

8:30-9:30 pm – T.K Soul

For more info information on the Chicago Blues Fest:

http://www.explorechicago.org/city/en/things_see_do/event_landing/special_events/mose/chicago_blues_festival.html

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