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Chicago Women in the Blues

                      2015 SHOWS!

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What you need to know...

What: An encore performance of the show that created a splash during the 2011 Chicago Blues Festival. A bevy of blues-belting bombshells take center stage in this high energy blues revue featuring a rotating roster of Chicago’s top female blues performers. Each show is hosted by Joan Gand and Blue Road. A mini-festival in itself, it’s a showcase of the top female blues talent in the Chicagoland area! Each show features special guests and each show is different!

BlackCat Joan Gand
Blue Road keyboardist, creator and producer
HolleThee Maxwell
Legendary vocalist with Ike Turner and Jimmy Smith

Shirley King
Daughter of the one and only B.B. King

Liz Mandeville
Songwriter, guitarist, blues belter with a hot new CD!

Demetria Taylor
Delmark recording artist and daughter of Eddie Taylor

Mz. Peachez
Winner of the Blues Diva award and a top performer on the scene

Donna Herula
Preserving the delta blues tradition on slide guitar and vocals

Tracee Adams
A southside regular with a powerful voice in the tradition of Aretha Franklin

Vanessa Davis
Jump blues vocalist  a Chicago music scene favorite 
Ramblin’ Rose
Triple threat - vocals, blues harp and washboard

Dia Madden
Sings the blues with both Cruise Machine and Blue Road

TK “Tequila Kid”
You can never have too much sax! TK brings it on!

Keshia Dixon-Nelson
Carrying on the legacy of her grandfather Willie Dixon
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News and Kudos...

Chicago Blues Hall of Fame  In 2013, we were thrilled when Liz Mandeville was the first CWIB inducted into the Chicago Blues Hall of Fame. We are excited to report that HolleThee Maxwell was inducted last year, on June 8, 2014 at Buddy Guy’s Legends.

CWIB Award

This year’s award will to HolleThee Maxwell to celebrate her 65 years in the biz!  Last year, we honored Linda Cain, founder/editor of the Chicago Blues Guide.  The previous year, Joyce “Cookie” Taylor Threatt/KoKo Taylor Celebrity Aid Foundation received the Chicago Woman in the Blues award.