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JOHNNY BURGIN – Coast To Coast Chicago Blues -longtime Delmark recording artist amazes his fans, new and old, on his never ending blues tour! Johnny clearly loves to play, and every single show is different- he’s a true road warrior, rollin’ stone! Major East Coast tour in September with Marie Martens.

Check out his amazing Delmark recordings here: https://delmark.com/artists/johnny-burgin/ Delmark recording artist Johnny Burgin took the same long path of blues apprenticeship as so many others, working with legends such as Sam Lay, Pinetop Perkins, Tail Dragger and Billy Boy Arnold.  Johnny’s no rock-blues player– last summer he was even the guitar instructor at the Pinetop Perkins Workshop Experience working alongside…

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WILLIE BUCK & The Delmark All-Stars- Live Delmark recording!! – At Buddy Guy’s Legends, Chicago

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 Krolicki on guitars, Johnny Iguana on piano, Melvin Smith on bass & Willie…

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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 energy. Bringing along the beauty of the tradition he learned…

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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 Welcome/Tom Marker 2:55-4:10pm – Tribute to Erwin Helfer and his Boogie Woogie Ensemble (with Skinny Williams, Davide Illardi, Katherine Davis, John Brumbach and Lou Marini) 4:30-5:00pm – Emerging Artist – Jamiah Rogers 5:15-6:15pm – Joanna…

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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 a forward-looking sound and energy.” Chicago blues is Dave Weld’s lifeblood. From his beginnings mentored by JB Hutto to his decades with Lil Ed…

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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 album on Delmark Records called “Major League Blues”  At 33 years old, Jose Ramirez is currently Latin America’s most popular…

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“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 many, he is the “Latin American’s premier blues artist”, but also in…

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