Wednesday, May 23, 2007

CHICAGO BLUES FEST DELMARK HIGHLIGHTS!! Thursday June 7th thru Sunday June 10, 2007

Kevin Johnson from Delmark has let me know the highlights for the artists linked to the Chicago label.

Delmark will be having our annual Blues Brunch at the Mart on Sunday morning, June 10, 2007, 10 am- noon. Special intimate acoustic performances will be in the Jazz Record Mart main room, 25 E. Illinois, and next door at The After-words Bookstore, 23 E. Illinois. Scheduled to appear will be Lurrie Bell, Little Arthur Duncan, Shirley Johnson, Tail Dragger, Aaron Moore, Ken Saydak, and special guests! This is such a great opportunity to meet and mingle with the artists and the many blues fans from all over the world, and, of course, to also browse and shop at the world’s largest Blues and Jazz Record Store- one of the last indies left!!

This year’s Chicago Blues Fest is saluting two blues piano masters, Sunnyland Slim and Albert Ammons with Boogie Woogie Stomp: a special piano summit in honor of Albert Ammons. You bet your “sweet patootie” Delmark is proud of our many blues piano releases, especially significant is Albert Ammons’ Boogie Woogie Stomp (DD 705) recordings from 1938 and 1939 on Delmark, also featuring piano giants, Meade Lux Lewis and Pete Johnson!! A special tribute to the Howlin’ Wolf also will be featured, as well as Chicago harp favorite Billy Branch and the Sons of Blues celebrating their 30th Anniversary!!
Jimmy Burns

Tail Dragger

Lurrie Bell
Lonnie Brooks
Jimmy Johnson
Jimmy Dawkins
Byther Smith
Delmark recording artists gigs during Blues Fest Weekend:
*Lurrie Bell : June 6 : Tribute to his late father, Carey Bell, at Buddy Guy’s Legends
June 8 : Front Porch Stage, Chicago Blues Fest June 9 : Buddy Guy’s Legends, 10:30 am
June 10 : Jazz Record Mart Blues Brunch, 10 am-noon
*Big Time Sarah : June 10: Petrillo Main Stage in a Sunnyland Slim tribute June 11 : Blue Chicago, 736 N. Clark
*Lonnie Brooks : June 7: Buddy Guy’s Legends, 5-6:30
*Jimmy Burns : June 6, Kingston Mines June 7: House of Blues acoustic June 8 : Andy’s Jazz Club June 9 : GLT Summer Concert, Bloomington, IL June 10 : Buddy Guy’s Legends, noon-3pm June 11: Buddy Guy’s Legends
*Aron Burton : June 7: 6pm , Mississippi Juke Joint Stage, Chicago Blues Fest
*Eddy Clearwater : June 6: Buddy Guy’s Legends- tribute to Carey Bell June 8 : House of Blues
*Michael Coleman : June 9 : Buddy Guy’s Legends, 2pm
*Jimmy Dawkins : June 7: Petrillo Main Stage, Chicago Blues Fest
*Little Arthur Duncan : June 9: Front Porch Stage, 3:30-5:30, Chicago Blues FestJune 9 : Reynold’s Lounge, 938 E. 75th St June 10 : Jazz Record Mart Blues Brunch, 10am- noon
*Von Freeman : June 9: Andy’s Jazz Club. Long live legendary jazz saxist Vonski!
*Steve Freund : June 8 : 5pm, Andy’s Jazz Club (with Dave Specter)
June 9 : Nick’s in Wicker Park, 1516 N. Milwaukee (with Dave Specter)
June 10 : 1:30-2:30, Route 66 Road House Stage, Chicago Blues Fest, tales about Sunnyland Slim June 10 : 5-7pm Front Porch Stage, Tribute to Sunnyland Slim, Chicago Blues Fest
*Jimmy Johnson : June 9 : Buddy Guy’s Legends, 5pm
*Shirley Johnson : June 7 : Blue Chicago, 536 N. Clark June 10: Jazz Record Mart Blues Brunch, 10am-noon June 10 : Blue Chicago , 536 N. Clark
*Magic Slim and the Teardrops : June 8 : Buddy Guy’s Legends
June 9, Petrilo Main Stage, Chicago Blues Fest
*Mississippi Heat : June 8 : Big Swing City dance party, 1012 W. Randolph, 10:30 pm
*Aaron Moore : June 7 : 1:30- 2:30 pm , Front Porch Stage, Chicago Blues Fest
June 10: Jazz Record Mart Blues Brunch, 10 am-noon
*Ken Saydak : June 8: State of Louisiana Bayou Station and Social Club, 1:30-2:30, Chicago Blues Fest
*Eddie Shaw : June 9 : Crossroads Stage, 3:45- 5 pm, Honeydripper All Stars, Chicago Blues Fest June 10 : Petrillo Main Stage, Chicago Blues Fest, Tribute to Howlin’ Wolf
*Byther Smith : June 7, 7pm, Buddy Guy’s Legends
*Dave Specter : June 7, 6-7:30pm, Mississippi Juke Joint Stage, Chicago Blues Fest June 8: 5pm, Andy’s Jazz Club (with Steve Freund) June 9: Nick’s in Wicker Park, 1516 N. Milwaukee (with Steve Freund) June 10: Mississippi Juke Joint Stage, 6-7:30 pm, Chicago Blues Fest
*Tail Dragger : June 10, Jazz Record Mart Blues Brunch, 10 am-noon
*James Wheeler : June 7, Rosa’s Lounge
Not to mention a who’s who of artists who have recorded as sidemen/women on Delmark during Blues Fest!Billy Branch and the Sons of Blues- 30th Anniversary Tribute!!Bob Stroger , Phil Guy , Carl Weathersby, John Primer, Maurice John Vaughn, Illinois Slim, Rick Kreher, Henry Gray, Tony Llorens, Grana Louise, Katherine Davis, Willie “Big Eyes” Smith, Kenny Smith, Sam Burckhardt, Kenny Barker, Abb Locke, Deitra Farr, Barrelhouse Chuck, Harlan Terson, Mike Schlick, Jesse Scinto, Marty Binder, and more...

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the info, going to Chicago for the first time this year for the Festival. Yipeeee.

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