Chris Gill

Jackson Rhythm & Blues Festival, Jackson Mississippi A fabulous weekend in Jackson, Mississippi centered around the Jackson R&B Festival. It was Rhythm and Blues music, not R&B an interesting take on the phrase. We had the Rhythm supported by such luminaries as Fantasia, Estelle and others while the Blues featured Janiva Magness, Bobby Rush, Joe Louis…

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Well it’s that time of year for the Chicago Blues Festival. The Chicago Blues Festival is the largest free blues festival in the world and remains the largest of Chicago’s Music Festivals. During three days on five stages, more than 500,000 blues fans prove that Chicago is the “Blues Capital of the World.” We will be…

Read More A Baker’s Dozen of Blues: June 9, 2014

Here is a review of some of the music I have been exposed to during my recent jaunt from Chicago, to the Bluescruise and Caribbean, to Memphis and finally back home. Mr. ‘Sax’ Gordon Beadle is an amazing sax player and walking knowledge bank of saxophone history. He is the consummate professional, exciting, talented and…

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With the first official three-day weekend of Summer 2011 in the rear view mirror, I did what a lot of people do – hang with friends, old friends and some new ones, but tended to gravitate towards the reliable ones that have been around awhile. Oh yeh and did the same with the music in…

Read More Blues 411 Office Music: Post Holiday Edition