Governors State Univ. SEPT 20 
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Chicago Women in the Blues

Center for Performing Arts, University Park, IL  (708) 235-2222

                      2014 SHOWS!

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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

Peaches Staten
Top performer on the Chicago blues scene

Demetria Taylor
Delmark recording artist and daughter of Eddie Taylor

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

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 this year, on June 8, 2014 at Buddy Guy’s Legends.

CWIB Award

Last year, Joan Gand and Chicago Women in the Blues honored Joyce “Cookie” Taylor Threatt and the KoKo Taylor Celebrity Aid Foundation with our first annual Chicago Woman in the Blues award. This year, the recipient will be....Linda Cain, founder and managing editor of the Chicago Blues Guide.