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2013 CHICAGO BLUES FESTIVAL

Images of the 2013 Chicago Blues Festival by Kurt Swanson and Soulful Impressions
E-MAIL: kurtswanson@juno.com

**UNDER CONSTRUCTION** updated 6/15/13 Still have tons more to go

Chicago has a storied history with blues that goes back generations stemming from the Great Migration from the South and particularly the Mississippi Delta region in pursuit of advancement and better career possibilities for musicians.[1][2] Created by Commissioner of Cultural Affairs Lois Weisberg, the festival began in 1984,[2] a year after the death of McKinley Morganfield, better known as Muddy Waters, who is generally considered "the father of Chicago blues".[3] Each year the organizers choose a theme, generally to honor a recently departed blues musician.[4] Obviously, Chicago blues acts are common. Also, in keeping with the blues' influence on other musical genres, there are some soul, jazz blues and blues-rock acts. Since those early beginnings the festival has risen to a status that the City of Chicago bills as the world's largest free concert of its kind.[5] The Blues Festival is the largest of the city's music festivals.

Website: http://www.cityofchicago.org/city/en/depts/dca/supp_info/chicago_blues_festival.html
Ray Goren
Ray Goren
Don Laferty
Don Laferty
Tom Holland
Tom Holland
Dave kaye
Dave kaye
Ray Goren
Ray Goren
Jimmy Johnson
Jimmy Johnson
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Jimmy Johnson
Jimmy Johnson
Mike Wheeler
Mike Wheeler
Jimmy Johnson
Jimmy Johnson
Mike Wheeler
Mike Wheeler
Mike Wheeler
Mike Wheeler
Jimmy Johnson
Jimmy Johnson
Jimmy Johnson
Jimmy Johnson
Walter Scott
Walter Scott
Walter Scott
Walter Scott
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Don Laferty
Don Laferty
Andy Anj Ohlrich
Andy "Anj" Ohlrich
Andy Anj Ohlrich
Andy "Anj" Ohlrich
Lurrie Bell
Lurrie Bell
Lurrie Bell
Lurrie Bell
Matthew Skoller
Matthew Skoller
Matthew Curry
Matthew Curry
Matthew Curry
Matthew Curry
Matthew Curry
Matthew Curry
Matthew Curry
Matthew Curry
Matthew Curry
Matthew Curry
Matthew Curry
Matthew Curry
Matthew Curry
Matthew Curry
Matthew Curry
Matthew Curry
Matthew Curry
Matthew Curry
Matthew Curry
Matthew Curry
Matthew Curry and Kurt Swanson
Matthew Curry and Kurt Swanson
Khalif Wailin Walter
Khalif Wailin Walter
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Khalif Wailin Walter
Khalif Wailin Walter
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Liz Mandville
Liz Mandville
Matthew Curry and the Fury
Matthew Curry and the Fury
Matthew Curry
Matthew Curry
Matthew Curry
Matthew Curry
Matthew Curry
Matthew Curry
Matthew Curry
Matthew Curry
Hollee Thee Maxwell
Hollee Thee Maxwell
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Ronnie Baker Brooks
Ronnie Baker Brooks
Carlton Armstrong
Carlton Armstrong
Ronnie Baker Brooks
Ronnie Baker Brooks
Ronnie Baker Brooks
Ronnie Baker Brooks
Ronnie Baker Brooks
Ronnie Baker Brooks
Tom Marker
Tom Marker
Otis Clay
Otis Clay
Otis Clay
Otis Clay
Otis Clay
Otis Clay
Otis Clay
Otis Clay
Bobby Rush
Bobby Rush
Bobby Rush
Bobby Rush
Bobby Rush
Bobby Rush
Bobby Rush
Bobby Rush
Bobby Rush
Bobby Rush
Bobby Rush
Bobby Rush
Bobby Rush
Bobby Rush
Bobby Rush
Bobby Rush
Bobby Rush
Bobby Rush
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Bobby Rush
Bobby Rush
Bobby Rush
Bobby Rush
Irma Thomas
Irma Thomas
Irma Thomas
Irma Thomas
Irma Thomas
Irma Thomas
Jolly Roger Blus Band
Jolly Roger Blus Band
Ernest Guitar Roy
Ernest "Guitar" Roy
Cicero Blake
Cicero Blake
Mike Dangeroux
Mike Dangeroux
Mike Dangeroux
Mike Dangeroux
Mike Dangeroux
Mike Dangeroux
Mike Dangeroux
Mike Dangeroux
Mike Dangeroux
Mike Dangeroux
Mike Dangeroux
Mike Dangeroux
Andy Anj Ohlrich
Andy "Anj" Ohlrich
Don Laferty
Don Laferty
Andy Anj Ohlrich
Andy "Anj" Ohlrich
Jimmy Burns
Jimmy Burns
Jimmy Burns
Jimmy Burns
Jimmy Burns
Jimmy Burns
Jimmy Burns
Jimmy Burns
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Jimmy Nck
Jimmy Nck
Toronzo Cannon
Toronzo Cannon
Jimmy Nick
Jimmy Nick
Jimmy Nick
Jimmy Nick
Jimmy Nick
Jimmy Nick
Jimmy Nick
Jimmy Nick
Jimmy Nick
Jimmy Nick
Jimmy Nick
Jimmy Nick
Jimmy Nick
Jimmy Nick
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Toronzo Cannon
Toronzo Cannon
Dave Forte
Dave Forte
Go Blackhawks !
Go Blackhawks !
Jimmy Nick
Jimmy Nick
Matthew Curry
Matthew Curry
Quinn Sullivan
Quinn Sullivan
Quinn Sullivan
Quinn Sullivan
Quinn Sullivan
Quinn Sullivan
Quinn Sullivan
Quinn Sullivan
Arthur Neilson
Arthur Neilson
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Shemekia Copeland
Shemekia Copeland
Shemekia Copeland
Shemekia Copeland
Jamiah Rogers
Jamiah Rogers
Jamiah Rogers
Jamiah Rogers
Jamiah Rogers
Jamiah Rogers
Jamiah Rogers
Jamiah Rogers
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Jamiah Rogers
Jamiah Rogers
Jamiah Rogers
Jamiah Rogers
Jamiah Rogers
Jamiah Rogers
Jamiah Rogers
Jamiah Rogers
Jamiah Rogers
Jamiah Rogers
Jamiah Rogers
Jamiah Rogers
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Ray Goren
Ray Goren
Ray Goren
Ray Goren
Ray Goren
Ray Goren
Ray Goren
Ray Goren
Ray Goren
Ray Goren
Ray Goren
Ray Goren
Ray Goren
Ray Goren
Ray Goren
Ray Goren
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The Bean
The Bean