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2008 CHICAGO BLUES FESTIVAL

IMAGES OF THE 2008 CHICAGO BLUES FESTIVAL BY KURT SWANSON AND SOULFUL IMPRESSIONS
E-MAIL: kurtswanson@juno.com

25th Annual Chicago Blues Festival, June 5-8, 2008 in Grant Park
Mayor's website http://cityofchicago.org

The Mayor's Office of Special Events has completed announcing the headliners for this year's festival:

Thursday, June 5: Guitarist and singer Johnny Winter will make his first appearance at the Chicago Blues Festival since the inaugural event in 1984. He'll be part of the opening night celebration of Muddy Waters on Thursday, June 5th, sharing the spotlight with "Superharp" James Cotton and others.

Friday, June 6: The Queen of the Blues, Koko Taylor (joined by her Blues Machine) headlines on Friday night, along with a set by Eddy "The Chief" Clearwater. There will also be a tribute to the past with a set featuring Ruby Andrews, Cicero Blake and Jackie Ross.

Saturday, June 7: Buckwheat Zydeco will headline on Saturday. The 60-year-old accordionist will bring one of the classic sounds of New Orleans to the stage. Also appearing that night will be Chicago favorite Lil' Ed & The Blues Imperials, the 2007 Band of the Year at the Blues Music Awards.

Sunday, June 8: Just announced to close the festival on Sunday June 8th will be the legendary B.B. King, making his first appearance at the festival in over 20 years. Other headliners on the final night include keyboardist Little Willie Littlefield, guitarist Bobby Parker and vocalist Karen Carroll, who performs with Charlie Love and Lurrie Bell.~chicagobluesfestival.org
Dedicated to my Daughter Paige and her Right Great Toe.(LOL)




**UNDER MAJOR CONSTRUCTION**
LIL ED WILLIAMS
LIL ED WILLIAMS
B.B.KING
B.B.KING
CHICO BANKS
CHICO BANKS
RONNIE BAKER BROOKS
RONNIE BAKER BROOKS
THE 2008 CHICAGO BLUES FESTIVAL
THE 2008 CHICAGO BLUES FESTIVAL
T MODEL FORD
T MODEL FORD
LONNIE BROOKS
LONNIE BROOKS
CASSIE TAYLOR
CASSIE TAYLOR
GUY KING
GUY KING
BURNSIDE!
BURNSIDE!
CEDRIC BURNSIDE
CEDRIC BURNSIDE
KEVIN STIK PAUL
KEVIN "STIK" PAUL
CASSIE TAYLOR
CASSIE TAYLOR
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LAMONT HARRIS
LAMONT HARRIS
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DSC_0004H5X3.jpg
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BIG RAY
BIG RAY
ANNE HARRIS
ANNE HARRIS
STEADY ROLLIN'
STEADY ROLLIN'
OTIS TAYLOR
OTIS TAYLOR
B.B. KING
B.B. KING
LIL ED
LIL ED
FERNANDO JONES
FERNANDO JONES
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THE WHISTLER
THE WHISTLER
JAMES COTTON & JOHNNY WINTER
JAMES COTTON & JOHNNY WINTER
SHUN
SHUN
BUDDY GUY & RONNIE BAKER BROIOKS
BUDDY GUY & RONNIE BAKER BROIOKS
B.B. KING
B.B. KING
RONNIE BAKER BROOKS
RONNIE BAKER BROOKS
DIAMOND JIM GREENE
DIAMOND JIM GREENE
MAGIC SLIM
MAGIC SLIM
OTIS TAYLOR
OTIS TAYLOR
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_DSC1640u6x4.jpg
LONNIE BROOKS
LONNIE BROOKS
DUKE ROBILLARD
DUKE ROBILLARD
LIL ED
LIL ED
JOHNNY WINTER
JOHNNY WINTER
DARYL COUTTS
DARYL COUTTS
B.B. KING
B.B. KING
JAMES COTTON
JAMES COTTON
HONEYBOY EDWARDS
HONEYBOY EDWARDS
EDDY CLEARWATER
EDDY CLEARWATER
ANNE HARRIS
ANNE HARRIS
CASSIE & OTIS TAYLOR
CASSIE & OTIS TAYLOR
KOKO
KOKO
BOB MARGOLIN
BOB MARGOLIN
BILLY BRANCH
BILLY BRANCH
DIAMOND JIM GREENE
DIAMOND JIM GREENE
JOHNNY WINTER
JOHNNY WINTER
LIL' ED
LIL' ED
COLUMBIA COLLEGE
COLUMBIA COLLEGE
RONNIE BAKER BROOKS& JIMMY JOHNSON
RONNIE BAKER BROOKS& JIMMY JOHNSON
SUGAR PIE DeSANTO
SUGAR PIE DeSANTO
SHUN KIKUTA
SHUN KIKUTA
CHICO BANKS
CHICO BANKS
CASSIE TAYLOR
CASSIE TAYLOR
RONNIE BAKER BROOKS
RONNIE BAKER BROOKS
EDDY THE CHIEF CLEARWATER
EDDY "THE CHIEF" CLEARWATER
B.B. KING
B.B. KING
MAD DOG'S CRAZY NEPHEW
MAD DOG'S CRAZY NEPHEW