Willie Buck recording LIVE at Legends withthe Delmark All Star BandSunday August 28th – Blues master Willie Buck will be at Buddy Guy’s “Legends” recording his new LIVE album for Delmark, accompanied by the Delmark All Star Band. Billy Flynn and Willie’s right hand man Thaddeus [Read More]
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NEW BLUES RELEASE and CD Party for DEMETRIA TAYLOR with The MIKE WHEELER BAND
For Immediate Release (Delmark DE 875) - Digital release date, June 30, 2022 / CD release date, August 19, 2022 CD release party – August 22, S.P.A.C.E. in Evanston, IL Demetria Taylor was born to sing the blues, as she is the daughter of the legendary Chicago blues [Read More]
DAVE WELD & THE IMPERIAL FLAMES Astounding Reviews, Radio Charts, Interviews, Videos & More: Dave Weld’s new album “Nightwalk” is a Smashing Success
“NIGHTWALK” IS THE THIRD DELMARK ALBUM FOR DAVE WELD & THE IMPERIAL FLAMES. Deepening on the furrows opened by “Burnin’ Love” and “Slip Into a Dream”, Dave, Monica and their band weave an original tapestry of pure Chicago blues tradition with a forward-looking sound and [Read More]
CHICAGO BLUES FESTIVAL 2022 lineup announced! Tribute to Bob Stroger, Willie Henderson, Cicero Blake, Gene Barge Soul tribute, Mary Lane & Women In Blues Tribute! Many Delmark artists included : Bob Stroger, Demetria Taylor, Linsey Alexander, Toronzo Cannon, Lurrie Bell, Mud Morganfield, Tail Dragger, Mike Wheeler, Billy Flynn, Shirley Johnson, Sharon Lewis, and much more!
https://www.chicago.gov/city/en/depts/dca/supp_info/chicago_blues_festival14.html Chicago Blues Festival Schedule — Thursday, June 9, 2022 Millennium Park, Michigan Ave. & Columbus Ave. Jay Pritzker Pavilion 2:40-2:50pm - National Anthem/Commissioner's [Read More]
NEW BLUES RELEASE FROM DELMARK!!! Dave Weld & The Imperial Flames – NIGHTWALK (May 27, 2022)
Produced by Grammy award and Blues Music Award winner Tom Hambridge with special guests: harp master Billy Branch, Sax Gordon, The Chicago Horns, and drummer Tom Hambridge "Dave Weld & the Imperial Flames weave an original tapestry of pure Chicago blues tradition with [Read More]
JOSE RAMIREZ in Chicago with multiple shows to celebrate his brand new Delmark recording, MAJOR LEAGUE BLUES!!
FRIDAY, MARCH 18 Show: 8pm $25 Buddy Guy’s Legends Free Acoustic Set: TBA 5:00-8:00PM Opening Band: Chicago Blues Angels 8:00-9:00PM Headlining Band: Jose Ramirez 9:30PM – Close This show is the Official CD Release Party of Jose Ramierez’s brand new [Read More]
“Amazing what Jose Ramirez delivers again on ‘Major League Blues’, with the last recording of the late Jimmy Johnson”
The very prestigious Belgian magazine ROOTSTIME gives a high mark to Jose Ramirez's debut album on Delmark Costa Rica -literally: the "Rich Coast"- is part of Central America and is the homeland of Jose Ramirez, a 34-year-old singer, guitarist and songwriter. According to [Read More]
BOB STROGER and his new recording featured in The Chicago Reader!
Blues bassist Bob Stroger drops a new album 70 years into his career The natty 91-year-old has been a rock-solid sideman for longer than most people have been alive, and That’s My Name proves he’s just as good at leading a band. by Steve Krakow, February 23, 2022 Since [Read More]
SYL JOHNSON IS GONE, SAD SAD TIMES FOR THE BLUES, SOUL & HIP-HOP COMMUNITIES
A few days after the passing of Sam Lay and Jimmy Johnson, Syl Johnson's departure saddens music lovers around the world. Syl Johnson recorded two historical albums for Delmark that have been widely sampled by hip-hop artists Syl Johnson – Back In The GameDelmark 674 [Read More]
Sharon Lewis’ CRAZY LOVE single featured for VALENTINE’S DAY!
CELEBRATE VALENTINE'S DAY ON YOUR RADIO SHOW WITH SHARON LEWIS, DELMARK RECORDS & AIRPLAY DIRECT https://airplaydirect.com/SharonLewisCrazyLoveValentines.../ She's one of the finest vocalists on Chicago's scene, today. 'Basically, I wanted the message to be about [Read More]
CHICAGO SUNTIMES CELEBRATES JIMMY JOHNSON TOO
Jimmy Johnson, renowned Chicago bluesman, guitarist, dead at 93 By Maureen O'Donnell Feb 1, 2022, 12:49pm CST Chicago bluesman Jimmy Johnson, whose blistering performances were matched by his wide-ranging musical knowledge and meticulous attention to detail [Read More]
CELEBRATING JIMMY JOHNSON’S LIFE & MUSIC
Jimmy Johnson, born James Thompson, November 25th 1928, Holly Springs, MS - January. 31st 2022, Harvey, IL "I had a good life" Jimmy Johnson "Be kind to everybody" Jimmy Johnson [Read More]
CLICK! Bob Stroger & The Headcutters praised around the world: read reviews, watch VIDEOS
From Downbeat to Living Blues, from the Chicago Tribune to The Reader and from Europe to South America, Bob Stroger & The Headcutters receive 5 star reviews. Bob Stroger: A Country Boy Playing the Blues By Aaron Cohen - Downbeat Magazine JUST BEFORE [Read More]
Dave Specter’s “Six String Soul” Gets Rave Reviews & Extensive Airplay
See publications and radio charts from the US, Europe & Australia about this historical double album celebrating Dave's 30 years on Delmark Records. Saluting a Brilliant, Individualistic Chicago Blues Guitar Legend by delarue Today’s installment in [Read More]
Delmark Records featured in BIG CITY RHYTHM & BLUES Magazine!
https://www.bigcitybluesmag.com/ A big thank you to our dear friends Robert Jr. Whitall and Shirley Mae Owens, aka Sugar, for their recent issue of Big City Rhythm & Blues Magazine that stars Delmark Records. The cover of the magazine features a wonderful large group [Read More]
DAVE SPECTER’S “SIX STRING SOUL” GETS ENTHUSIASTIC REVIEWS ACROSS THE WORLD
Dave Specter - Six String Soul: 30 Years on Delmark By Jeff Johnson Delmark Records is billing Six String Soul as “A SPECtacular retroSPECtive,” an apt description and clever play on words for this two-disc survey of Windy City guitar star Dave Specter’s 30-year [Read More]
CLICK: Bob Stroger, Lurrie Bell, Dave Weld, Jose Ramirez, Dave Specter, Andy Baker, Julia Miller, REAL Christmas music & Delmark in Depth
Bob Stroger & The Headcutters: Winter Release Very Soon GLOBAL BLUES: 90-year-old Chicago blues master with the sensational Brazilian band "The Headcutters", get ready! Lurrie Bell Artist of the Month: born December 13th, 1958, Chicago “Lurrie Bell, his father [Read More]
CLICKS FOR CANDLES: CELEBRATING JIMMY JOHNSON’S 93rd BIRTHDAY
Born James Earl Thompson November 25th, 1928, in Holly Springs, Mississippi, Jimmy Johnson is the BLUES ARTIST OF 2021, BEST BLUES GUITAR PLAYER ON 2019 and a member of the BLUES HALL OF FAME. During 2021 Jimmy also received the MUDDY WATERS AWARD from the Jus's Blues Foundation [Read More]
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