Month: October 2017

5: Blues Fan Round Table

5: Blues Fan Round Table

In this final episode of Exploring the Blues in Chicago, Brett David Stewart assembles a panel of fellow podcasters with an admiration for Chicago blues. Joined by Phil Rood and Peter Fisher, Stewart discusses helms a discussion about what makes the blues so special. How […]

4: The History

4: The History

In this episode of Exploring the Blues in Chicago, Brett David Stewart sits down with music journalist, author, and liner note writer, Bill Dahl. He has written liner notes for hundreds of albums, even receiving a Grammy nomination for his work on Rhino’s fiftieth anniversary […]

3: Chicago Blues Artists

3: Chicago Blues Artists

In this episode of Exploring the Blues in Chicago, Brett David Stewart learns what the life of a Chicago blues artist is like through two fascinating interviews. Frank Bang and Derrick Procell both discuss their trajectories through the blues community, the triumphs and tribulations that […]

2: The Independent Label

2: The Independent Label

In this episode of Exploring the Blues in Chicago, Brett David Stewart sits down briefly with Keith Dixon of the Blues Heaven Foundation to discuss the important role independent record labels played in the formative years of Chicago blues. Dixon’s grandfather was Willie Dixon, and […]

1: Introduction

1: Introduction

In this debut episode of Exploring the Blues in Chicago, host Brett David Stewart introduces the program and its overarching endeavor: to shine a spotlight on the Windy City’s most beloved music genre. This podcast will feature a series of interviews from industry professionals, artists, […]

5: “The Bystander Theory” Has No Theory

5: “The Bystander Theory” Has No Theory

In the fifth episode of Silver Screens & Politics, Brett Stewart and Dominic Cichocki delve deep into ‘The Bystander Theory,’ a 2013 film that attempts to explore theories on the JFK assassination. A film that’s nearly impossible to find, we stumbled upon it in a […]

4: “Wilson” Is a Technicolor God

4: “Wilson” Is a Technicolor God

In the fourth episode of Silver Screens & Politics, Brett Stewart and Dominic Cichocki delve deep into ‘Wilson,’ the 1944 Woodrow Wilson biopic directed by Henry King. While it bombed at the box office, the shiny, oh so shiny, portrait of the 28th president of […]