John Hammond: America’s Musical Soul

January 18, 2021

by Marty Weil @ChiBluesHistory Without record producer John Hammond (1910-1987), the careers of Billie Holliday, Bob […]

Trouble So Hard: The Blues and Politics

January 18, 2021

by Marty Weil @ChiBluesHistory For many blues musicians, shifts in the political winds caused them […]

Pete’s Pics “Blues in Action” BILLY BOY ARNOLD

January 16, 2021

by Peter M. Hurley The great pleasure of writing this column, Dear Readers, is the […]

Pete’s Pics / “Blues in Action” JOHNNY IGUANA

January 13, 2021

by Peter M. Hurley What to say, what to say? Johnny Iguana’s website bio covers the broad […]

Cold Weather Blues

January 13, 2021

by Marty Weil @ChiBluesHistory On a bitterly cold January night in 1970, Son House left […]

Joanna Connor: New Release! 4801 South Indiana Avenue

January 13, 2021

In the video above, keep an eye out for Joanna’s drummer Jason “J-Roc” Edwards…as the […]

Searching For Buddy Guy

January 11, 2021

by Marty Weil @ChiBluesHistory British blues fan, Alan Harper, wrote “Searching for Buddy Guy,” a […]

Chicago Blues Network’s Concert Featured in Living Blues Magazine

January 11, 2021

Chicago Blues Network’s Trading 4s concerts were featured in Living Blues magazine in this article […]


October 16, 2020

 You have been a critical part of the Chicago Blues Network Trading 4s community over the […]


October 12, 2020

On Sunday, the Los Angeles Lakers beat the Miami Heat to win the NBA Championship. […]