Each week, Chicago Blues Experience brings you the latest news on blues artists, venues, and events around Chicago.
Featured event: Aaron Neville at City Winery
See Chicago Blues Experience board member Aaron Neville at City Winery in Chicago on Monday, October 12 and Tuesday, October 13. The Neville family has become synonymous with New Orleans’ rich musical heritage. Aaron enjoyed his first chart success in 1966 with the classic “Tell It Like It Is,” which hit #2 on the Billboard Hot 100. He went on to be a founding member (along with brothers Art, Charles, and Cyril) of The Neville Brothers band, which released a series of acclaimed albums in the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s, including the Daniel Lanois-produced “Yellow Moon.” Watch Aaron sing the title cut below.
Aaron has also enjoyed a hugely successful solo career. His latest release, My True Story, sees the iconic singer revisit classic doo wop hits that shaped his musical style. Get tickets for his upcoming Chicago shows at www.citywinery.com/chicago/catalogsearch/result/?q=neville.
This weekend’s spotlight shows…
…at Arcada Theater: See the legendary Buddy Guy tomorrow, October 8, at Arcada Theater in St. Charles, Illinois. Tickets are available at www.oshows.com/#!upcoming-shows/crb6.
…at Kingston Mines [full schedule]: Nellie Tiger Travis and Joanna Connor (Friday and Saturday); Claudette Miller and Linsey Alexander (Sunday).
Catch the Sunday blues jam with Linsey Alexander on Sunday, 6–9:30pm.
…at Chicago B.L.U.E.S. Bar [full schedule]: Carl Weathersby (Friday); Mike Wheeler (Saturday); Joe Barr and the Soul Purpose Band (Sunday)
Here’s a taste of Mike Wheeler taking on the Sam Cooke classic “Somebody Have Mercy.”
Get out and hear some Chicago blues this weekend!
In other news
The Daily Beast offers the lowdown on Chicago Blues Experience board member Gary Clark Jr.’s new video for the track Shake. He’s on tour now promoting his new album, The Story of Sonny Boy Slim—and he’ll be in Chicago at the Riviera Theater on April 1. If you just can’t wait, see him on Ellen on October 19, Late Night With Seth Meyers on October 29, and Austin City Limits on PBS on October 31.