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The 2016 Year in Review

The Year in Pictures
A photographic journey documenting all the fun we had 


Goodbye, Old Friends
We lost a lot of members of the blues community this year. Let's remember and honor their contributions

James Henry Cotton, aka “Mr. Superharp,” recorded nearly 30 solo albums, won one Grammy Award, six Living BluesAwards and 10 Blues Music Awards. He was inducted into the Blues Hall Of Fame in 2006. 

Cotton is survived by his wife Jacklyn Hairston Cotton, daughters Teresa Hampton of Seattle, and Marshall Ann Cotton of Peoria, IL, and son James Patrick Cotton of Chicago, as well as numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.


Funeral arrangements are pending.

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3.16.16
R.I.P.  James Cotton
​7.1.35 - 3.16.17

Blues harmonica master James Cotton  died March 16, 2017, of pneumonia at St. David's Medical Center in Austin, TX, according to an Alligator Records press release. 
​He was 81. 


3.28.17

Chicago Blues Festival Lineup 

The City of Chicago has released the complete lineup for the 34th Annual Chicago Blues Festival and all the Pre-Fest activities

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Photo by Christopher Durst courtesy of Alligator Records

3.28.17
Chicago is getting a Blues Museum...in 2019!

The plans are ambitious, including a 150-seat live performance venue with music daily from a house band and a small plates menu. And the latest location is now in the heart of Chicago's Loop at  25 E. Washington.

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4.7.17

R.I.P. Lonnie Brooks 
12.18.33 - 4.1.17
Here is the funeral information released by the Baker Brooks family. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to: The Lonnie Brooks Memorial Fund, PO Box 672, Dolton, IL 60419

Sunday, April 9 Visitation
Wake/Viewing 3-9pm

Blake-Lamb Funeral Home
4727 W. 103rd St., Oak Lawn

Monday, April 10 Funeral
Visitation 10-11am | Services 11am

Liberty Temple Full Gospel Church
2233 W. 79th St., Chicago

Interment following the service
Lincoln Cemetery
12300 S. Kedzie Ave., Chicago.