Tag: Exploring The Blues In Chicago

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, […]

Introducing Exploring The Blues In Chicago

Introducing Exploring The Blues In Chicago

In this new Tilting Windmill Studios production, Brett David Stewart investigates the past, present, and future of blues music in Chicago. Stewart speaks with a legendary producer, historians, veteran musicians, and fans to dig deep into the importance of this long-standing American art form. 1: […]