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April 17, 2007    

 


NEWS FLASH - Chicago Blues Fest Performers Announced

 

  Chicago Blues Festival
    2007 June 7-10, 2007
    Grant Park in Downtown Chicago
    Free Admission
    11 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.
    Website: http://www.chicagobluesfestival.us/

                       Six Stages of Blues Each day

 


 

Complete Schedule of Performances

“Boogie Woogie Stomp” Thursday June 7, 2007

U.S. Cellular Front Porch

11:30-1:00 Blues in the Schools: Erwin Helfer, Katherine Davis &Eric Noden with the Stone Academy All Stars

1:30-2:30 Aaron Moore

3:00-4:30 Bobby Slim James with Joanne Graham

5:00-6:30 Phil Guy and the Chicago Machine

7/11 Route 66 Road House

12:00-1:30 Boogie Woogie Stomp: The Music Explosion -Honoring the Ammons Family (Lila Ammons, Edsel Ammons, Sonny Leyland, Renaud Patigny, & Bob Hall)

2:00-3:30 Soul/Blues: the lifeblood of the blues today featuring Bob Jones, Rip Daniels, Julius Lewis, and Willie Clayton moderated by Larry Hoffman

4:00-5:30 Centennials Memorial: Jim O’Neal, Larry Hoffman, Michael Frank, and Bob Porter remembering the passing of the legends in 2006 such as Homesick, Henry and Robert Jr., Ruth Brown, Snooky Pryor, Chico Chism

State of Mississippi Juke Joint

12:30-2:00 Chainsaw DuPont

2:30-3:30 John Primer

4:00-5:30 Jimmy Duck Holmes

6:00-7:30 Chicago Jam Station with Dave Specter, Aron Burton and Kenny Smith

State of Louisiana Bayou Station and Social Club

12:30-1:30 Willis Prudhomme and Zydeco Express

2:00-3:00 Bob Hall

3:30-4:30 Boogie Woogie Stomp: Renauld Patigny

5:00-6:00 Boogie Woogie Stomp Part 2: Carl Sonny Leyland and Lila Ammons

Gibson Guitars Crossroads

12:00-1:30 Charles E. Shaw and the Chicago Blues Rebellion Band featuring Lady Sax and Lady Cat

2:00-3:30 Osee Anderson and Da Blooze Folks

4:00-5:30 Hoochie Coochie Boys: Muddy’s side men featuring George Mojo Buford, John Primer, Rick Kreher, Ray Killer Allison, Calvin Fuzz Jones, Barrelhouse Chuck, and introducing Muddy Waters Junior

Petrillo Music Shell

6:00-7:00 Koko Taylor and the Blues Machine

7:10-8:10 Jimmy Dawkins

8:20-9:30 Willie Clayton

“30th Anniversary-Sons of the Blues-The New Generation is the Now Generation” Friday, June 8, 2007

U.S. Cellular Front Porch

11:30-12:30 Blues in the Schools with Billy Branch and the children of Mississippi

1:00-2:30 J.W. Williams and the Chi Town Hustlers

2:45-3:30 Vernon and Joe Harrington

4:00-5:30 Carey and Lurrie Bell

5:45-7:00 The No Static Blues Band featuring Mary, Lynn and Renee Lane

7/11 Route 66 Road House

12:00-1:30 The Significance of the Berlin Jazz Festival as told by Jim O’Neal featuring outstanding performers of the era.

2:00-3:30 Blues: a family affair with Johnnie Mae and son Jimi Prime Time Smith

4:00-5:30 Chicago Blues Today: A discussion with authors David Whiteis and Karen Hanson

State of Mississippi Juke Joint

12:00-1:00 Jimmy Duck Holmes

1:30-2:30 Terry “T” Williams/Wesley Jefferson

3:00-4:00 Clarksdale Delta Blues Museum

4:30-5:30 Jimmy Duck Holmes

6:00-7:30 Chicago Jam Station with Kenny Smith, Guy King and Calvin Jones

State of Louisiana Bayou Station and Social Club

12:00-1:00 Darryl Davis

1:30-2:30 Ken Saydak

3:00-4:00 Ariyo

4:30-5:30 Willis Prudhomme and Zydeco Express

Gibson Guitar’s Crossroads

12:00-1:30 Carl Weathersby

2:00- 3:30 Mighty Joe Young Jr. featuring Chontella Renee

4:00-5:30 Carlos Johnson and the Serious Blues Band

Petrillo Music Shell

6:00-7:05 Johnnie Mae Dunson and son Jimmie “Prime Time” Smith

7:15-9:30 Billy Branch’s Sons of the Blues 30th Anniversary Reunion

“Downtown Saturday Blues” Saturday, June 9, 2007

U.S. Cellular Front Porch

11:30-1:00 Fruteland Jackson’s Birthday Party

1:30-3:00 Wanda Johnson and Shrimp City Slim

3:30-5:30 Chicago Harmonica Project Part II featuring Little Arthur Duncan, Charlie Love, Big D, Jeffery Taylor, Mervyn ”Harmonica” Hinds, Reginald Cooper supported by Rick Kreher, E. G. McDaniel, Mark Brumbach, Twist Turner, and Illinois Slim,

6:00-7:30 Khalif Wailin’ Walter

7/11 Route 66 Road House

11:00-1:00 The Great Lakes Blues Society Summit, hosted by Big City Blues Magazine

1:30-3:00 Blues on Film: John Sayles “The Honeydripper”

3:30-5:00 Cultural Tourism: a Virtual Blues Tour on the Blues Trail (Chicago Office of Tourism, Representatives from the States of Mississippi and Louisiana moderated by Jim O’Neal)

State of Mississippi Juke Joint

12:00-1:00 Terry “T” Williams

1:30-2:30 Homemade Jamz Blues Band

3:00-4:00 Alvin Youngblood Hart

4:30-5:30 Jimmy “Duck” Holmes

6:00-7:30 Chicago Jam Station w/ Kenny Smith, Guy King, and Calvin Jones

State of Louisiana Bayou Station and Social Club

12:30-1:30 Dave Drazin

2:00-3:30 Drink Small

4:00-5:00 Willis Prudhomme and Zydeco Express

5:00-6:00 Tony Llorens

Gibson Guitar Crossroads

12:00-1:15 Elmore James Jr. with Cadillac Zack

1:45-3:15 David Dee and Family

3:45-5:00 The Honeydripper All-Stars featuring Gary Clark Jr., Eddie Shaw, Arthur Lee Williams, Henderson Huggins, and Mabel John

Petrillo Music Shell

5:00-6:00 Nellie Tiger Travis

6:10-7:00 Big Jay McNeely with Jesse Scinto

7:20-8:20 Irma Thomas and the Professionals

8:30-9:30 Magic Slim and the Tear Drops

“Wang Dang Doodle” Sunday June 10, 2007

U.S. Cellular Front Porch

11:30-1:00 Melvia Chick Rogers and her Gospel Harmonizers

1:30-3:00 Cephas and Wiggins

3:30-5:00 James Cotton

5:30-7:00 Zac Harmon

7/11 Route 66 Road House

11:30-1:00 The Art of the Blues: Geraldine Nash, Gustina Atlas, Patty Crosby, George Berry, and Bessie Johnson discuss the essence of Mississippi Folk Art with Larry Morrissey

1:30-2:30 Sunnyland Tales: Sam Burkhardt, Steve Freund, David Honeyboy Edwards, and Barrelhouse Chuck

3:00-5:00 Howlin’ Wolf Birthday Party with family and friends.

State of Mississippi Juke Joint

12:00-1:00 Zac Harmon

1:30-2:30 Homemade JamZ Blues Band

3:00-4:00 Bobby Rush

4:30-5:30 Jimmy Duck Holmes

6:00-7:30 Chicago Jam Station w/ Dave Specter, Harlan Terson, and Mike Schlick

State of Louisiana Bayou Station and Social Club

12:30-1:30 Henry Gray and the Cats

2:00-3:30 Willis Prudhomme and Zydeco Express

4:00-5:00 David Honeyboy Edwards

Gibson Guitar’s Crossroads

12:00-1:15 Lil’ Howlin’ Wolf

1:45-3:00 Katherine Davis Blues Ensemble

3:30-5:00 Maurice John Vaughn Blues Band

Petrillo Music Shell

5:00-7:05 The Disciples Playing for Sunnyland: Sam Burkhardt leads Steve Freund, Bob Stroger, Barrelhouse Chuck, Kenny Smith, Calvin Jones, Willie “Big Eyes” Smith, Kenny Barker with Big Time Sarah and Deitra Farr

7:15-8:15 Tribute to Wolf featuring James Cotton, Hubert Sumlin, Eddie Shaw, Abb Locke, Henry Gray, Jody Williams, Smokey Smothers with Lafayette “Shorty” Gilbert, and Willie Smith

8:25-9:30 Bobby Rush

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