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North Dakota seems an unlikely place to find a saviour of the blues,

North Dakota seems an unlikely place to find a saviour of the blues,

North Dakota seems an unlikely place to find a saviour of the blues, but such is the case, as one of the old masters slowly passes the baton to a young gun from Fargo. For the last several years Jonny Lang, a native son of Fargo, has been mentored by the great Buddy Guy, one of the last livi…

October 11, 2012 9:57 am

LOCAL SCENE: Copeland’s “33 1/3” Spins Out On Tuesday

Shemekia Copeland has emerged a one of the most prominent voices of the modern Chicago blues scene, even being declared “Queen of the Blues” at

September 19, 2012 12:00 am

LOCAL SCENE: Benefit concerts this weekend and rock notes

Two benefit concerts highlight this weekend’s live music options; giving area music fans the opportunity to rock while helping others in need.

September 19, 2012 12:00 am
CHICAGO SCENE: Local bands dominated Bluesfest lineup

CHICAGO SCENE: Local bands dominated Bluesfest lineup

The 28th Chicago Blues Festival opens today and runs through Sunday in Grant Park. The four stages are extra-light on headliners (Lonnie Brooks, Shemekia Copeland) and heavy on local faves (guitarist Carl Weathersby, boogie-woogie mama Katherine Davis, harp master Billy Branch). Factor in ta…

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