Get some Chicago style and learn Chicago Blues from Chicago Blues Masters. Dave Specter and Brother John Kattke are two of the Blues pros offering lessons with "At Home Chicago Blues"

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Dave Specter & Brother John Kattke: Chicago Style Trading 4s 5/28/20

From the Chicago Blues Bootcamp Livestream at Evanston SPACE, Dave Specter and Brother John Kattke perform Chicago Style in a rare, duo setting.

Capture the moment. The good moments! Like Chicago Blues Network's Trading 4s Concerts. We are featured in Living Blues magazine, in this article by Peter M. Hurley (plus photos)!

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This song "Cold Weather Blues" is featured in today's bBluesNote newsletter in the article by @ChiBluesHistory's Mary Weil.

Can you name the band(s) and song(s) in American music history who went on to use the line "where the weather suits my clothes"?
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Muddy Waters- Cold Weather Blues

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"Low Tide" is the only one of Freddie King's instrumentals that's just a loose, loud, spontaneous and gritty blues shuffle. In this video:
Johnny breaks down the rhythm guitar part, then lays out the ingredients Freddie ...uses to cook up a storm on this tune. He explains Freddie as being a transitional figure between a B.B. King lead style and the grittier chordal styles of Eddie Taylor and Jimmy Rogers.

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Freddie King's "Low Tide" Chicago Blues Guitar Lesson

"Low Tide" is the only one of Freddie King's instrumentals that's just a loose, loud, spontaneous and gritty blues shuffle. Johnny breaks down the...

Dave Specter, Photo by Peter M. Hurley.
Dave Specter is Guitar Instructor and Musical Director of Chicago Blues Network--plus Delmark recording artist and Host of "Blues from the Inside Out" Podcast. Learn Blues Guitar directly from Chicago Blues Masters, start here: ...

"Searching For Buddy Guy" (Discover Chicago Blues History with Marty Weil @ChiBluesHistory)

British blues fan, Alan Harper, wrote "Searching for Buddy Guy," a memoir in which the author haunts Chicago blues clubs in the early 1980s hoping to have a moment with Buddy ...Guy. This year those searching for Buddy Guy won't find him at his Chicago nightclub, Legends, during his annual January homestand due to the ongoing Covid crisis. Known as "The Buddy Shows," Guy normally performs a dozen or more shows on four consecutive weekends at his club. In 2020, weeks before the Covid-induced lockdowns went into effect, Guy had a full schedule of 16 shows.

I was lucky to attend one of The Buddy Guy shows during his annual homestand in the 1990s when Legends was located at 754 S. Wabash. (The club moved to its current location at 700 S. Wabash in 2010). The night I attended Buddy's residency at Legends, I caught a glimpse of him in the kitchen. He was making something on the flat top grill. After waiting long enough to read "Searching for Buddy Guy" (twice), Buddy took the stage. He said he was suffering from the flu. He seemed desperately ill, but the show went on. I'd seen Buddy perform while under-the-weather once before with similar lackluster results. Still, the out-of-town patrons that night seemed pleased enough with the performance. When it ended, the crowd mobbed the stage for Buddy to sign something, anything, that could absorb Sharpie ink.

As Guy told Rolling Stone magazine in June of 2020, the Covid-imposed suspension of live touring is one of his longest breaks from the concert stage. Currently, Guy plans to resume touring in March, assuming those shows aren't scuttled over continued concerns about the spread of the virus. As for Buddy Guy's residency at Legends, we're going to have to patiently wait for 2022 when Buddy will be 85-years-old.

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* Artwork: Buddy Guy at Legends

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Check out At Home Chicago Blues Trading 4s shows, featuring Instructors of At Home Chicago Blues, and other Chicago Blues Masters. This video showcases Jimmy Johnson, Dave Specter, Johnny Burgin & friends:

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(A portion of ticket proceeds benefit some great organizations, Firehouse Community Arts Center in Chicago, and Blues Foundation's COVID-19 Blues Musicians Emergency Fund).

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Jimmy Johnson, Dave Specter, Johnny Burgin & friends. Chicago Blues Bootcamp/Delmark Trading 4s.

3 sets of Chicago blues presented by Chicago Blues Bootcamp from their 2020 Trading 4s livestream series, featuring Delmark recording artists Jimmy...

Billy Flynn, Photo by Peter M. Hurley.

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Grab a guitar and try something new with Chicago Blues Masters! Learn "That's Alright" with Johnny Burgin.


Check out "No Border Blues", the podcast hosted by Johnny Burgin and Stephanie ...Tice:

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