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  • Beverly "Guitar" Watkins and Two Members of The Georgia Flood
    What a weekend, part 2: The Atlanta Blues Society Meeting and Jam
    Yesterday, Sunday, April 21, The Atlanta Blues Society hosted a meeting and jam at DBA Barbecue. The musical guests were The Georgia Flood and Beverly "Guitar" Watkins.Full disclosure. I will never be objective about Beverly Watkins If...
  • Beverly "Guitar" Watkins and Rhetta Akamatsu
    Talking with Atlanta blues legend Beverly "Guitar" Watkins
    Sunday afternoon we went to the ABS Christmas Party at Blind Willie's and Beverly "Guitar" Watkins and Sandra Hall were inducted into the blues society as lifetime members. Ms. Beverly was sitting next to me and after her performance...
  • Galveston man jailed in girlfriend's murder
    Galveston man jailed in girlfriend's murder
    GALVESTON - Sunday, 44 year old Richard Beverly called the 911 operator confessing he had killed his girlfriend, according to a statement released today by the Galveston Police Department.At the scene at 3002 69th St., Apt. D-5, officers could see...
  • Chicago brings us the ‘Band of Sisters’
    Chicago brings us the ‘Band of Sisters’
    A few months ago, I wrote a pretty incendiary article giving my take on the Vatican’s takedown of “renegade” nuns in the United States. We’ve all heard stories of tough Catholic sisters giving a slap across the wrists to...
  • The New Chicago
    Chicago's Beverly community
    Chicago’s 72nd community, Beverly, is also known as Beverly Hills. Built on a glacial ridge, it’s the highest point in Chicago. Its borders are Ashburn to the north, Morgan Park to the south, Washington Heights to the east and Mount...
  • Rhetta, Beverly's cousin Janice, and Beverly "Guitar" Watkins
    Atlanta blues examiner road trip: Summer's Last Blast, Piedmont , SC, Sept. 17
    Yesterday, Ken and I went to Summer's Last Blast and Blues Festival in Piedmont, SC at the invitation of the marvelous She D'Ambrosio. We went specifically to cover the performance of Beverly "Guitar" Watkins, as she was our...
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