Some blues news -- the Chicago Blues Festival

Tuesday, 12 June 2012 12:00 AM Written by 

The Chicago Blues Festival was this past weekend, and I found a couple of articles that catch some of its spirit. Even though it was shortened to three days a few years ago, I think it's still the largest free festival going, and its Chicago heritage gives it some choice performers to pick from.

Here's a piece about the Saturday show.

And here's an article about the festival headliner Sunday night, Mavis Staples. She's not exactly a blues headliner, but she's a great singer and it was an interesting choice.

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