The Blues is still alive!!

Walking around the grounds of the Chicago Bluesfest yesterday with my pal Shemekia Copeland. After check in with the local constables_DSC0141…..

we had a conversation about the future of the blues. Although she has been performing for 20 years she is still one of the young bloods of the blues scene. We watched Jarekis Singleton, who has been performing for about 3 years, tear up the stage for 75 minutes of amazing performance, while talking about the passing of B.B. King and who will step forward and take his place.

Jarekus Singleton at the Chicago Blues Festival on June 13, 2015 in Chicago, Illinois.

We then walked back to the main stage where, shortly, Toronzo Cannon, a Chicago bus driver and amazing guitar player tore it up in front of an overflow crowd as dark clouds approachedToronzo Cannon_0009

Then, as the rain started, Shemikia blew the crowd away with her amazing voice and great showmanship (and a great sense of humor!!)

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The night ended with Buddy Guy, 79 years old and still the undisputed heavy weight king of the world, showing everyone that a little rain cannot stop him!!

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Looks like the blues will be all right for a while!!!

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