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JUNE 4 – JULY 8 2021
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PHOTOS: (Top) Bob in his store on W. Irving Park Rd. 
(Middle left) Sue Koester reads Bob an amusing birthday card at his 87th birthday party at the store on Oct. 26, 2019.
(Bottom right) Chicago Blues Royalty– (l-r) Michael Frank (Earwig Records), Bob Koester (Delmark founder), Elbio Barilari and Julia Miller (current Delmark owners) at Johnny Burgin's CD release party at Martyrs in Chicago.


Robert Gregg Koester, 88
10.30.32–5.12.21

The passing of Bob Koester leaves a huge hole, not just in the Chicago blues community, but in the world's jazz and blues communities. Everyone who has encountered Bob at his record store or at Delmark has a story to tell. He could be alternatively crabby and lovable, sometimes in the space of the same few minutes. I was yelled at on more than one occasion for standing in front of the blues bins during one of the Blues "brunches" he annually hosted at his store on Sunday morning during the Chicago Blues Festival. "Customers might want to buy something," he grumbled. If you ever attended any one of the store performances you know there really wasn't anywhere else to stand other than in right in front of a record bin elbow-to-elbow with fellow fans. When Bob had a party at his store, it was ALWAYS standing room only––mostly because there were so many bins and so little floor space. The people who always showed up were the serious blues fans, many international, who made the pilgrimage to Bob's store to hear his Delmark artists play and to then spend all their extra cash on coveted recordings.

For now, Bob Jr. plans to operate the store at 3419 W Irving Park Rd. Thankfully, he left Delmark, aka "the house that Junior built," in the capable hands of jazz musicians Julia Miller and Elbio Barilari. It's the end of an era, though, because there was really nothing quite like the Jazz Record Mart or Bob's Blues & Jazz Mart––and I doubt there ever will be. Just like there will never again be anyone quite like Mr. Bob Koester.

Bob suffered a stroke in December 2020 and had been in hospice in Evanston when he passed. He is survived by his wife, Sue, his son, Bob Jr., and his daughter, Kate. The family has planned a  private memorial service later this summer.

READ A FEW OF THE MANY TRIBUTES
FROM THE CHICAGO READER

FROM THE SUN-TIMES

FROM THE CHICAGO TRIBUNE

FROM JAZZTIMES

FROM THE GUARDIAN

FROM ROCK & ROLL GLOBE

NPR's TERRY GROSS INTERVIEWS BOB (2003)

FROM THE NY TIMES
(you will need a subscription)

If you have been living under a rock and somehow missed Tribute: Delmark's 65th Anniversary (Various Artists), do yourself a favor and buy it now. 

HERE'S THE JUNE 8, 2018 PHOTOS
from the 35th Annual Blues Fest that featured the beautiful Tribute to Delmark and Bob Koester and Those Who Came Before
PHOTOS: 7.22.19 show at SPACE in Evanston. 

James Harman was a pure joy to watch. I only got to see him a handful of times, but each show was absolutely wonderful and wonderfully entertaining. It is heartbreaking that this bluesman's life went so tragically downhill in 2021. First, he was diagnosed with  stage 4 esophageal cancer in January. Then, someone stole his entire record collection, his seven cars, all of his instruments and all of his amps. Then, last month, he died of a heart attack.

GET TO KNOW JAMES HARMAN
AN INTERESTING ARTICLE FROM SOMEONE WHO KNEW HIM WELL

HAVE A LISTEN
Harman at Doheny (2015)

Strictly Live (Full Album)

Extra Napkins – Strictly the Blues Vol. 1

James Harman Band w/ Hollywood Fat's & Kid Ramos (1983)

Part 2 of the show above

"Jimmy's Pink Alligator" 

The James Harman Band - Those Dangerous Gentlemens
FYI: Those gentlemen were Willie J. Campbell on bass, Steven Hodges on drums, and the twin guitar attack of Hollywood Fats and Kid Ramos when he really could be called a kid.

James Harman's Bamboo Porch -Live at Little Village vol.1(Full Album)

OUR PHOTOS
July 22, 2019 @ SPACE, Evanston
Pre-Fest events in 2016 for Chicago Blues Fest @ FitzGerald's, Berwyn
Pervis Staples, 85
11.18.35 – 5.6.21

One of the founding members of  famous gospel group, The Staples Singers; of unknown causes at his home in Dolton, IL.  Mavis Staples, 81, is now the last living member of The Staples Singers, which was formed in 1948 by their father, Roebuck "Pops" Staples.
THE BILLBOARD OBIT

READ THE CRUSADER ARTICLE ABOUT PERVIS' FUNERAL SERVICE

ONE MORE THING: In 2014, former Chicago Tribune music critic Greg Kot wrote a much acclaimed book about The Staples Singers called I'll Take You There: Mavis Staples, the Staples Singers and the March Up Freedom's Highway.

HAVE A LISTEN
Uncloudy Day | The Staples Singers
I'm Trying | Pervis Staples and Carla Thomas
THINKING OUT LOUD
A WEEKEND OF MOURNING. We should be getting ready for a weekend of blues at the Chicago Blues Festival, but instead we are just whining and feeling sorry for ourselves. I guess that means in theory I could watch the Blues Music Awards on Sunday, June 6, but I suspect I might forget about it––especially since it is not free to watch. I just cannot get that jazzed about watching a stream, no matter how good. But loads of luck to all the nominees! I will be certainly looking to see who won.

BRAVO! Dave Specter's handwritten lyrics for The Ballad of George Floyd are part of a current exhibit at the Woody Guthrie Center in Tulsa, OK. Songs of Conscience, Sounds of Freedom is curated by the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles. The exhibit "examines the role music has played in informing and inspiring social consciousness throughout American history." The exhibition runs through Oct. 10, 2021.

MOVING FORWARD. The longtime home of Muddy Waters at 4339 S. Lake Park has been granted preliminary landmark status by the Commission on Chicago Landmarks. The home is being transformed into the Muddy Waters MOJO Museum and the team has set up a GoFundMe campaign to help fund the project.
DONATE RIGHT NOW

BUT WHAT ABOUT CHICAGO? I don't even know what I was googling when I came across this tidbit: Since 2017, Kansas City has been a UNESCO City of Music. Come on, Chicago. Shouldn't we be a designated City of Music? YES, we should. We have a rich music history here that extends far beyond my particular obsession. The next deadline to apply is WED, JUNE 30.
HERE'S THE WHOLE LIST OF CITIES OF MUSIC
HERE'S THE APPLICATION PAGE, MARK KELLY

PHOENIX RISING. This is not a blues story, but it is a great music story. The was a lot of trauma when the Double Door lost its lease in Wicker Park in 2015 after being at 1572 N. Milwaukee since 1994. For the venue's next chapter, the old Wilson Avenue Theater (1050 W. Wilson) is being renovated to be its new home. What is even more amazing is that when it finally opens, it will be the first time the venue, which originally opened on July 19, 1909, will have musical acts since 1919 when it became a bank. If only the Uptown Theatre can finally get restored.

OPENINGS AND CLOSINGS. The good news: SummerDance will be held at parks around the city in August and September this year. Bands have not yet been announced. The bad news: The Onesti dynasty has apparently concluded that they should concentrate on their venues in St. Charles (Club Arcada and  Arcada Live) and Des Plaines (the Des Plaines Theatre). They have permanently closed both Club 210 in Highwood and  Evanston Rocks (plus Rock N Ravoli and Bourbon N Brass), which is not great news for the North Shore. In some good news for city dwellers, Willie Dixon's Blues Heaven Foundation has a note on its site about a possible concert in September. Finally, the Women of the Blues photo exhibit at Delmark Studios that opened at the worst of all possible times will be closing on Tuesday. Stay tuned for other showings.

WHERE'S OUR BUDDY? I know that Buddy Guy was not interested in opening Legends until they are allowed full capacity. Now, all the news outlets are reporting that bars, restaurants and gym can open at full capacity on Friday, June 11 so let the Roarin' '20s begin! Buddy, of course, already has a pretty full touring schedule planned to get back in the groove. Clearly, retirement is not a word in Buddy's vocabulary.

HOOSIERLAND. The Hard Rock Casino in Gary is now officially open. When I was trying to see if they might have a little blues goin' on, I found this tagline: The Best Nightlife in Northern Indiana. It really begs for a snarky comment, but my lips are sealed. Truthfully, I really do hope they start having some regular blues and, if necessary, some hard rock now and then.

SAY IT AIN'T SO. The Riverside Hotel in Clarksdale, MS, is on the recent list of most endangered historic sites released by the National Trust for Historic Preservation. The hotel opened in 1944 as one of the only Black hotels and boarding homes in the Jim Crow era in the South. The hotel has hosted everyone from Muddy Waters and Howlin' Wolf to Sam Cooke and Duke Ellington. It also was the place where Bessie Smith died in 1937 after an automobile accident on Highway 61. At the time, it was the G.T. Thomas Afro American Hospital. The hotel has been closed since April 2020 because of storm damage.
DONATE TO THE CAUSE

FESTIVAL NEWS. Honestly, I don't fully understand why we could not have found a way to maybe combine blues and jazz fest and hold it in September this year. But we didn't. The folks up in Milwaukee, however, will have Summerfest this year...with some adjustments. So far, they seem to still be adding bands to the side stages, but I can report that Johnny Burgin will be playing on Sept. 11. He also will be making an appearance at Marie Marten's jam at The Grove on the 12th while he is in the area. As for the big stages, the only things close to blues are JD McPherson (Sept. 4), George Thorogood (Sept. 9) and ZZ Top (Sept. 11).

NO THANKS. The Village of Orland Park has a Centennial Park West Concert Series this summer and you can bring your favorite food and beverages. That seems like a great idea, and it is three shows and nine bands for a single price. Great...but if I only care to see one of those bands (The Fabulous Thunderbirds), it is a terrible idea. Seriously, I cannot sit through the George Michael Reborn Tribute or Purple Veins (yes, it is exactly what you assume it is and wished it wasn't). Tickets are $75 for residents and $90 for the general public. Amazingly, the T-Birds are not playing anywhere else in the area...at least right now.
Here's the Lineup

TIME FOR A FEW TWEAKS. I had a little bit of a meltdown when I realized that our calendar was not displaying on Apple mobile devices. It always had before, so  WTF? By the way, for no apparent reason, it fixed itself. The only thing I learned in my many long phone calls is this:
  • Finger-pointing has been elevated to a fine art in the tech world;
  • There is NO WAY to contact Google except maybe registered snail mail; and
  • the Chicago Blues News website is kinda old.
So...in part because GoDaddy no longer even supports the site builder I use...I will be attempting an upgrade in the next month. I am mostly thinking that streamlining will be what is called for...let's see what happens.

I also decided to start listing gigs on the calendar that were outside of my previously unscientific circle  and even outside of the state now and them. See what the pandemic has done to my brain. I also have started to put Festivals on the calendar instead of having a separate page for them. I've even been venturing farther from the home base to hear a little blues in the outback. Can you believe it?
PLAN TENTATIVELY
(BUT ENTHUSIASTICALLY) 
SUNDAY, JUNE 27 | 2-4pm
BLUES-THEMED MURAL RIBBON CUTTING
PERFORMANCES
Mary Lane & The No Static Blues Band
Local youth performers from Haven Studio
LOCATION: 43rd and Lake Park
(Two doors down from the MOJO Museum)


The Bronzeville Blues Collaborative will unveil a new blues-themed mural, entitled Blues Travels Fast, by local mural artist Damon Lamar Reed with support from the Chicago Public Art Group. The mural shows the connection between the blues history of Bronzeville and the music of today by portraying both blues legends and contemporary musical figures. The mural was developed with input from the community and collaborative members, and is supported by a grant from Healing Illinois.
MARY LANE PHOTO © Chicago Blues News/Karen Murphy

The Great American Music Festival is on hold for another year at FitzGerald's but there is GREAT news. The venue has announced the inaugural Berwyn Blues Festival, which will be held SEPT 24-26. There will be multiple stages throughout the FitzGerald's complex.
Stay tune for further details.
OFF THE COUCH
MAY 15 2021
There is no better way to spend a beautiful Sunday afternoon than driving to the edge of the earth (aka dangerously near Cheesehead territory) to sit on a beautiful patio and listen to live blues. After more than a year of quarantine, it was EXACTLY what the doctor ordered.

The Grove has a wonderful patio with a roof that opens up. The jams will be held every Sunday from 1-4pm through August and you just never know who might show up.

The guests this week were:
Bob Lindsey | Paul Zinelli | Jamie Tomaino
Troy Prondzinski | Jeff Vernezze | Nancy Kay
CHECK OUT THE PHOTOS
MAY 24 2021
Kale My Name Blues Jam
with Casey Lee Chicago & the Blue Line Blues Band

Due to circumstances beyond our control, we could only stay for a short time on this visit. From what I am seeing, there are jams scheduled through mid-July so you still have time to catch a show.
NOTE: The restaurant now has a liquor license so I suspect that BYO is no longer an option.
MAY 30 2021
Dave Weld and the Imperial Flames

Jay's Bullet Hole Saloon | Spring Valley, IL
On this Sunday, we took another drive to what I used to think was the edge of civilized society––and I liked it. Of course, I actually know people who live in Spring Valley and one of our favorite bands was playing...so why not throw caution to the wind? Not only did we have a great time, I learned a little interesting trivia about the area AND we had great BBQ at Haze Smokehouse in LaSalle on the way back to my comfort zone. Before COVID, the Smokehouse had a nice lineup of music on its patio, so cross your fingers.
CHECK OUT THE PHOTOS

FOR YOUR OBSCURE TRIVIA CHALLENGES
Buddy Holly's Winter Dance Party was supposed to be at the Les Buzz Ballroom in Spring Valley on Saturday, Feb. 7, 1959. However, as you already know, Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and The Big Bopper were killed in a plane crash on Feb. 3––and the rest is tragic rock history.  And no, the ballroom is no longer there. It burned down a long time ago.
READ A LITTLE ABOUT LES BUZZ

ONE MORE THING
Jay Irizarry, the owner of the Bullet Hole Saloon, is looking for blues bands to play at his club. You can reach him at jay.bulletholesaloon@yahoo.com.
OK...it might be a bit of a stretch to call all of these featured recordings new releases since a few are remastered reissues, which just might be new to you. Don't judge.

Various Artists | Alligator Records–50 Years of Genuine Houserockin' Music
RELEASE DATE: June 18 (Alligator)
This Alligator retrospective is a wonderful look at the house that Hound Dog built. There's 58 songs on this retrospective that includes the gamut from blues royalty who have left us (Hound Dog Taylor, Big Walter Horton with Carey Bell, Son Seals, Fenton Robinson, Albert Collins etc. etc. etc.) to the current crop of blues legends in waiting (Marcia Ball, Lil' Ed & The Blues Imperials, Billy Branch & the Sons of Blues, Kingfish Ingram, Shemekia Copeland, Elvin Bishop and Charlie Musselwhite, Cash Box Kings,  Rick Estrin & The Nightcats, Toronzo Cannon, Nick Moss, etc. etc. etc.) If you don't already own some of these recordings, this is a wonderful introduction to that genuine houserockin' music we all love.

Billy F. Gibbons | Hardware
RELEASE DATE: June 4 (Concord Records)
This is Billy's third solo release and in it he stretches the boundaries of the playpen ZZ Top usually inhabits. Eleven of the 12 tracks are originals and Larkin Poe makes an appearance on Stackin' Bones.

Melvin Taylor & The Slack Band | Dirty Pool
RELEASE DATE: June 16 (Evidence)
This is a re-release of a nine-track recording that first came out in 1997 featuring the Chicago blues we love. Nowadays, Melvin Taylor can often  be found playing regularly at Rosa's Lounge. Note that this was Taylor's best-selling album when it was first released.

Rosedale Junction | Stompin' on the Front Porch
RELEASE DATE: Out Now (Center Block Records)
I knew absolutely nothing about this band when I decided to give it a listen. The band is the brainchild of Boston-based multi-instrumentalist and songwriter Toby Soriero. Here's my prediction: I think we are gonna see a lot more of these guys. Great sound.

Eddie C. Campbell | Baddest Cat on the Block
RELEASE DATE: June 16 (JSP Records)
This is a remixed version of Campbell's classic 1985 recording–with extra four live tracks from the 1992 Tamines Blues Festival in Belgium. 

Joe Bonamassa | Royal Tea
RELEASE DATE: June 4 (J&R Adventures)
Those who love him will dance in the streets at the prospect of more Joe. Those who hate him will bitch and moan on cue. I fall somewhere in the middle, but probably wouldn't pay the high ticket price to see him live. In this new studio album, he pays homage to his British heroes–Jeff Beck, John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers, Eric Clapton, Led Zeppelin and Cream–with 10 original tracks. 

A FEW MORE TO CONSIDER

AND ONE MORE THAT BEGS A COMMENT
Beth Hart 
| War In My Mind
RELEASE DATE: June 16 (Provogue)
Apparently, this CD first came out in September 2019. There must be too many of them lying around the Amazon warehouse because it is labeled an "Amazon Limited Edition" that is also available on eBay for a little more money (what?) So...this special edition offers two additional live tracks, plus two Beth-themed coasters, two postcards and two stickers. It sounds a little like a kid's activity book, but I am a little afraid to know what "Beth-themed" means. If you care, you can find out for only $14.59.
 
DISTRACT YOURSELF
Hit 'Em Back
Featuring Shemekia Copeland, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Robert Randolph and Tony C. Coleman.
The elephant in the room was not addressed directly, but if you have been paying attention, you should know exactly what they were talking about. Thank you, Shemekia and Kenny, for your classy response.

Bette Smith
I certainly did not know her name before this, but WOW. I would call her BLUES-ISH, but still WOW. FYI: She will be at SPACE on Aug. 10 and opening for Kenny Wayne Shepherd in Wisconsin and Iowa. 
WATCH THE VIDEO

Personally, I can never get enough of the original Fleetwood Mac, before they became a California pop band.

I think I feel the same way about Cream:
The Royal Albert Hall 1968 full concert

SUPER RARE, SUPER COOL
Little Henry Gray 
Matchbox Blues (1953)
A LITTLE TRIVIA: Morris Pejoe, the guitar player on this track, is Mary Lane's ex-husband and father of Lynn Lane. Pejoe died July 27, 1982, in Detroit. The harp player was Henry "Pot" Strong, who was with the Muddy Waters Band (1953-1954) until he was murdered by a jealous girlfriend on June 3, 1954, when he was just 25.

Muscle Shoals has been described as the "most important small town in American musical history" and it is hard to disagree.
WATCH THE DOCUMENTARY

Kingfish Ingram celebrates his 22nd Birthday
(NOTE: This was back in January.)

SIT AWHILE–AND READ
I have had more than a passing interest in Dana Gillespie ever since I heard WXRT DJ Terry Hemmert playing her music in the middle of the night when I at work in the 1970s. I have always wanted to see her live, but so far, it has not been in the cards, in part because she never comes to the United States. Now she has a memoir out titled the same as her first record: Weren't Born a Man. From all the reviews I have read, it surely will be a fun read, but is definitely NOT for the self-appointed PC police or those who blush easily.
READ ABOUT IT

A Chat with Chandra Cooper
She's Muddy's granddaughter and President of the MOJO Museum

TALES FROM ELVIN
Elvin Bishop recalls early 60s Chicago blues in black & white
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 chicagoBLUESnews Online Calendar 
The calendar is starting to look more like it should...with more live shows being listed all the time. I am also listing streaming shows and festivals here.

HERE'S A FEW IDEAS FOR LIVE BLUES THIS MONTH
Check the calendar for other options.
JUNE 7 and 8 | City Winery
Tab Benoit
with the Whiskey Bayou Review
featuring Alistair Greene

NOTE: June 4-6 are already sold out.

JUNE 8 | FitzGerald's, Berwyn
CD RELEASE PARTY
Donna Herula


JUNE 10 | Rosa's Lounge
Ivan Singh

JUNE 11 | Epiphany Center for the Arts
Bear Williams

JUNE 12 | Harlem Ave. Lounge, Berwyn
Marty Sammon & Anthony Moser Duo
JUNE 18 | Rosa's Lounge
Nick Moss Band with Ghalia Volt

JUNE 19 | Mundy Park, Aurora
Smiley Tillmon Band with Kate Moss

JUNE 25-27 | Griffith, IN
Broad St. Blues and BBQ Festival

JUNE 26 | FitzGerald's, Berwyn
Dave Herrero and Anne Harris (1pm)

JULY 2 | SPACE, Evanston
Mud Morganfield

JULY 6 | FitzGerald's, Berwyn
BLUESDAY TUESDAY
Tom Marker + Lurrie Bell

 
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This page has several links where you can find music–live and virtual.
June 3
Terry Garland
Tikyra Khamiir Jackson
 
June 4
Ronnie Hicks
Tinsley Ellis
 
June 5
Breezy Rodio
Chuck Wasserburg
 
June 6
Sam Taylor
Sugar Ray Norcia
 
June 8
Derek Trucks
James Harman
Joe Filisko
 
June 9
Mondo Cortez
Anthony Sherrod
 
(aka Big A)
Bobby Murray
Frank Banish
Fruteland Jackson
Janice Monti
 
June 10
Buzz Krantz
Eddie Elvis
Kent Burnside
Ted Drozdowski
 
June 11
Monster Mike Welch
Robert Kimbrough Sr.
 
June 12
Gianfranco Skala
Kenny Wayne Shepherd
 
June 13
Janis Wallin
 
June 14
Sarah Marie Young
  (aka Mrs. Guy King)
Skip Haynes
 
June 16
Nolan Struck
Smiley Tillman
 
June 17
Matt Hill
 
June 18
David Sims
Jimmy Lee Tillman
Michael Peavy
 
June 19
Joan Gand 
Big Bill Morganfield
Harvell Thomas
June 20
Scott “Hambone” Hammer
  (DJ, WDCB)

June 21
Marcy "Marcella Detroit" Levy
Nora Jean Bruso Wallace
Rick King
Sammy Avila
 
June 22
Frank Morey
 
June 23
Joe Becker
Robert Hunter
 
June 24
Jeff Beck
Roger Paul Zimmer
Tad Robinson
 
June 25
Eddie Floyd
 
June 26
Pat Boyack
Steve Nardella
Terry "Harmonica" Bean
 
June 27
Dave Cygan
 
June 29
Michael Hill
 
June 30
Mike Wheeler 
Ms. Rodeo
 
July 1
Chris Strachwitz
Dan Akroyd
Syl Johnson
 
July 2
David Glynn
  (The Venue, Aurora)
Jason Edwards
 
July 3
Sumito Ariyo Ariyoshi
Elle King
Lavelle White
Paul Barrere
 
July 4
Linda Cain
 
July 5
Kenny Brown
Laretha Weathersby
 
July 7
Sam Burckhardt
Shirley Johnson
 
July 8
Larry Garner
 
BIRTHDAY REMEMBRANCES
June 3
Buster Pickens
Jimmy Rogers
 
June 5
Adolphus Bell 
Robert "Washboard Slim" Young
 
June 6
Raful Neal
S.P.Leary
 
June 8
Odessa Harris
 
June 9
Calvin "Fuzz" Jones
CeDell Davis
Johnny Ace
Skip James
 
June 10
Howlin’ Wolf
 
June 11
Bonnie Lee
Clarence “Pinetop” Smith
Isaac Scott
 
June 12
Harmonica George Robinson
 
June 15
Aron Burton
 
June 17
Coot Grant
 
June 18
Don "Sugarcane" Harris
Jerry McCain
Sara Martin
 
June 20
Lazy Lester
Louis “Kid Thomas” Watts
 
June 21
Frank “Little Sonny” Scott
Johnny "Yard Dog" Jones 
 
June 22
Turner Foddrell
June 23
Helen Humes
Katherine Henderson
Lucille Spann
 
June 24
Lester Williams
Michael Coleman 
Ransom Knowling

June 25
Clifton Chenier
 
June 26
Big Bill Broonzy
St. Louis Jimmy Oden
 
June 27
Johnny "Big Moose" Walker 
 
June 28
David “Honeyboy” Edwards
 
June 29
Frank Kirkland
 
June 30
Bo Carter
 
July 1
James Cotton
Paul "Wine" Jones
 
Thomas Andrew Dorsey
Willie Dixon
 
July 2
Gene Taylor
 
July 3
Bernard Abrams
 
July 4
Alan Wilson
Champion Jack Dupree
 
July 5
Ron Thompson
Smiley Lewis
 
July 7
Pinetop Perkins
 
July 8
Louis Jordan
Johnnie Johnson
Henry Qualls
TENTATIVE 2021 SCHEDULE
(All newsletters mail on Thursday, the day before the issue date)
JULY 9 – AUG 5
AUG 6 – SEPT 9

Always subject to change in our crazy world.
 
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