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Chicago, IL

Irish Parades in Chicago

Most crop failures, are due to biological or weather issues. The Potato Blight was also attributed to being a significant factor in The Potato Famine. Sounds like they knew a thing or two about the Blues.  (Mar 25, 2010 | post #30)

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Mavis Staples brings blues-gospel-soul mix to Bass Hall

Mavis is another one who is awesome to see live. Gotta love "I'll Take You There" and the rest of "Hope At The Hideout."  (Mar 25, 2010 | post #2)

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Detroit Blues Society Headstone Project

Cliff Bell's in Detroit will host the first fundraiser on March 28th. Donations accepted at the door. All proceeds go towards the Headstone Project.  (Feb 28, 2010 | post #1)

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BMA Voting Is Closing

So....who DID you vote for?  (Feb 28, 2010 | post #1)

Downers Grove, IL

Uncle Bub's Celebrates Anniversary by Giving Back

Ah, Dick, that is a shame. Fortunately, your experience is not consistent with the family of 6 visits that we take monthly. As to the help, local or not, they are always polite, efficient, and friendly. The Manager's were competent and the food was an excellent value. And of course someone always visits the table. The intent of the original article was about the Owner giving back, out of Thanksgiving to what he had been given. Such inspirational stories from those in our community, are worth sharing. So often the negativity that seems to thrive in message boards, written by people who have personal agendas, seem to take up the focus.  (Feb 28, 2010 | post #3)

Downers Grove, IL

The Gift of Christmas at The Tivoli

Last year's show was excellent!  (Dec 12, 2009 | post #1)

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Far From "The Blackest Day" for Joanne Shaw Taylor

You can listen to her stuff on LaLa... But I hear, seeing her live is an experience.  (Dec 11, 2009 | post #1)

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Chicago Bluegrass and Blues Festival

Let me know who was your favorite, if you go!  (Dec 11, 2009 | post #1)

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Midnight Flyer

Definitely recommended listening!  (Nov 22, 2009 | post #1)

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Steve Wiggins Releases 4th CD

Steve - you have a couple more dates don't you? If you missed that one you can catch them at Gracie Rae's!  (Nov 20, 2009 | post #2)

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Blues Artists to Represent Chicago at The IBC

Eh, not sure what you mean by email.... I don't believe I sent any. As to DG specifically, no. I do Blues Nationally, Internationally and Virtually. However, if I come across something I would be happy to send it. Are you the main media contact person at Windy City?  (Nov 19, 2009 | post #4)

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Blues Artists to Represent Chicago at The IBC

Thanks again BlackJack, I did receive your message under another forum. Fortunately, when typed into google it is fixed automatically. I guess my internal editor was out of ram after that great event. If you are on myspace or facebook and we are friends, please know I have received your message twice...lol  (Nov 17, 2009 | post #2)

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Blues Artists to Represent Chicago at The IBC

Chicago could be proud in sending any of the musicians who performed tonight! Several are sure to become favorites. Most have CD's. Anyone else go?  (Nov 16, 2009 | post #1)

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Even Buddy Guy sings the blues when it comes to radio play

Interesting point, Travis. What is your opinion of Kenny Wayne Shepherd or Fiona Boyes?  (Nov 15, 2009 | post #6)

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Even Buddy Guy sings the blues when it comes to radio play

Buddy Boy, as a classic rocker who obviously has good taste in guitarists, you might enjoy this. Where did Cream, Jeff Beck, Eric Clapton, Rolling Stones and many others got their influences from? The old cliche is... The Blues had a baby, and they named it Rock and Roll. Check out B.B. King, Buddy Guy, Eric Clapton and Jimmy Vaughn on You Tube. Enjoy! http://www.youtube .com/watch?v=F4OXr mxDp44  (Nov 15, 2009 | post #4)

Q & A with 12 Bars of Fate

Headline:

Nuttin' But The Blues

Hometown:

Springfield, IL

Neighborhood:

Currently Sweet Home Chicago

Local Favorites:

Chicago Blues Fest, Legends, Buddy Guy, Koko Taylor, Ronnie Baker Brooks, Lonnie Brooks, Magic Slim, Elmore James, Magic Slim

I Belong To:

The Blues Foundation, The Robert Johnson Blues Foundation, The Windy City Blues Society

When I'm Not on Topix:

Researching unique topics related to Blues, writing, listening to new blues artists.

Read My Forum Posts Because:

No one votes in my polls! :(

I'm Listening To:

Cafe R&B

Read This Book:

Eric Clapton's Autobiography

Favorite Things:

Lunch at Buddy Guy's Legends, Chicago Blues Fest, Writing, Trinity Irish Dancers, when people subscribe to my blog.

On My Mind:

Blues In The Schools and the upcoming IBC in Memphis.

Blog / Website / Homepage:

www.virtualbluesreality.blogspot.com

I Believe In:

Fate & The Healing Power of the Blues.