There are plenty of blues clubs in Chicago with nightly entertainment. There are many musicians or bands that you can find playing regularly somewhere in Chicagoland. Listed here are shows coming through Chicago or are happening for a special reason. They are listed in chronological order.
Lil’ Ed and the Blues Imperials will be at Fitzgerald’s in Berwyn. It will take place on Fat Tuesday and will also be a benefit. Fat Tuesday is Feb. 12. Show time is at 6:00 p.m. Cover is $15.00.
Hot Tuna performs at the Old Towne School of Folk Music on Saturday Feb. 23. There will be two acoustic shows at 7:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. Tickets are $38.00. Hot Tuna is a spin-off of Jefferson Airplane. Jack Casady and Jorma Kaukonen have been performing blues since 1969.
Jimmy Thackery and the Drivers hit Reggie’s on Friday Mar. 1. Reggie’s is located at 2105 S. State St. The show is part of the venue’s Made in America series. Show time is 9:00 p.m. Tickets are $15.00 in advance, $20.00 day of the show. The tune ‘Take My Blues’ was featured recently on the season premiere of the FX series Justified.
About a week later Sam Lay will also grace the Space stage on Saturday Mar. 16. Show time is 7:00 p.m. Tickets are $30.00.
Back at the Old Town School of Folk Music on Thursday Mar. 21 will be Keb Mo’. He will be performing shows at 7:00 p.m. and again at 10:00 p.m. Tickets are $40.00. He is a three time Grammy winner for Best Contemporary Blues Album. His latest album is 2011’s ‘The Reflection’. He has performed at Eric Clapton’s Crossroads Guitar Festival.
Eric Sardinas rides into town at the House of Blues Back Porch Stage on Friday Mar. 22. Show time is 9:30 p.m. Tickets are $14.00 in advance and $16.00 the day of the show. His latest album, ‘Sticks and Stones’ was produced by Matt Gruber who has worked with Scorpions, Lit, Carrie Underwood and Ricky Martin. The Florida born blues/rock guitarist has been playing since the age of six.
Last but not least is the always imaginative and creative Chicago born guitarist Otis Taylor. He will be playing at Space in Evanston on Thursday Mar. 28. Show time is 8:00 p.m. Tickets range from $17.00 to $32.00. Otis’ new album ‘My World Is Gone’ is his 13th. It features Mato Nanji of the band Indigenous.