Blues and Brews Show #20

July 16, 2014 // 0 Comments

On this show we are spotlighting  New Glarus Brewing with two of their kick ass brews the sessionable pale ale “Moon Man” and their Nut Brown Ale “Fat Squirrel” both of which are easy drinkers and very enjoyable…  to the point that Jay and John finished off just over six packs of each before the end of this show. Not to be outdone with the great craft brews… on this show we’ve got some great [...]

One Trick Pony 2nd Anniversary Party – July 12, 2014

July 9, 2014 // 0 Comments

Our good friends at Lansing, IL’s craft brewery One Trick Pony is having their 2nd Anniversary Party this weekend from July 12th!!! Get on out there and check out Elmore James Jr. and The Broomdusters and more will be playing some of the best damn Blues while you care kicking back some of Chicagoland’s best craft brews. This event is NOT to be missed if you are a fan of the Blues and of craft beer!! Here are the details: One Trick [...]

Blues and Brews Show #19

June 25, 2014 // 0 Comments

On this show we are spotlighting a one hell of a brew from Chicago’s  Une Année with their extremely tasteful and one of our favorites Tripel – Abbey Ale coming in with an ABV of 8.7. Pick this Belgium Tripel up at a beer or liquor store near you. We are mixing things up a little bit on this show with sounds from Jimmy Witherspoon, The Jarekus Singleton Band, Rip Lee Pryor, Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings, Terry [...]

Great Blues and Horrible Brews – Chicago Blues Fest in Review

June 21, 2014 // 0 Comments

Midway through his set, Big James talked about a new song detailing life in a notorious part of Chicago called Terror Town. Backed by the Chicago Playboys, Big James ripped into a number that got to the heart of the despair, joy and chaos that is Terror Town. This wasn’t some trotted out Kansas City or other blues standard—this was a song about the streets, something dealing with real life and not the fossilized idea of what the blues should [...]

Chicago Craft Beer Week In Review

June 13, 2014 // 0 Comments

Better late than never… We had so much fun during Chicago Craft Beer Week, we’ve already forgotten most of it! Through the numerous festivals, tap takeovers, special releases and bar hopping, we’re ready to look back at the week that was and the astounding turnout that the city saw. So, of the all the events and venues we made it out to which every one was a great time so many of you craft beer lovers at and talking about the brews [...]

Blues and Brews Show #18

June 11, 2014 // 0 Comments

On this show we are spotlighting a couple brews with the first brew being from Middle Brow Beer Co. with their extremely tasty saison brew called “The Life Pursuit” and the second from Three Heads Brewing with their smoke-tastic brew “Bromigo” . We’re celebrating the Chicago Blues Fest coming up this weekend and playing some Blues from some of the artists that will be performing at the fest with songs from Willie [...]

Refuse To Lose by Jarekus Singleton

June 5, 2014 // 0 Comments

At only 29 years old, Mississippi native Jarekus Singleton is tearing up the Blues charts with his smokin’ hot release “Refuse To Lose” on Alligator Records. Jarekus is not new to us in the Blues community having released an amazing self-released album “Heartfelt“ back in 2011, however “Refuse To Lose” captures this guitar slinging musical madman at the top of his game showcasing his powerfully [...]

Kegs For Kidneys Benefit – June 6, 2014

May 30, 2014 // 0 Comments

Fischman Liquors & Tavern here in Chicago are putting on a benefit that we at Blues & Blues Radio really think you will enjoy and all goes to a great cause. Here is a little information about what this benefit is all about directly from the fine people up at Fischman Liquors & Tavern from their website: The National Kidney Foundation has supported my niece (our little girl) Izzy & our family since she was born in 2007 with a [...]

Too Many Roads by Thorbjørn Risager & The Black Tornado

May 29, 2014 // 0 Comments

Hailing from Copenhagen, Denmark  Thorbjørn Risager & The Black Tornado made up of 7 stellar musicians are one of the best damn Blues bands in the world right now. The band’s talent shines through with their latest release “Too Many Roads” out on Ruf Records with amazing guitar work, a killer horn section, and Thorbjørn’s distinct and powerfully soulful vocals… we could not find a bad song on this [...]

Blues and Brews Show #17

May 27, 2014 // 0 Comments

On this show we are spotlighting a kick ass brew from Chicago’s Pipeworks Brewing Co with their amazing brew Bunny and the Bird. On this show we’re kicking it off just right with some great brews, and some of the best in Blues, RnB, and Soul from Jimmy Witherspoon, Keb’ Mo’, Joe Louis Walker, Amos Milburn, Bobby Rush and Blinddog Smokin, Washboard Sam, and Thorbjorn Risager. Be sure to drink a few craft brews along with [...]
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