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"Blues Magic" art by Dave Ambrose; photos by Jennifer Noble. This image famously served as CBG's logo for 12 years and was seen all over the world.

L to R: Lonnie Brooks, Lil' Ed, Billy Branch, Buddy Guy, Koko Taylor. (Copyright: February 2008, Chicago Blues Guide LLC)

Since 2008, Chicago Blues Guide has served as the #1 source for all things blues in Chicagoland.

To view Chicago Blues Guide's vast resources for the past 12 years, CLICK on the ARCHIVE link:

You will find feature articles on Maxwell Street, the National Blues Museum,  interviews with Billy Branch, Mud Morganfield, Shemekia Copeland, Lonnie Brooks, John Primer, Corky Siegel, John Mayall, Jorma Kaukonen, Tab Benoit and many more. You will also find CD and book reviews, live music reviews, club and band listings and more.

We are staffed by talented, award-winning writers, graphic artists, photographers and musicians from all over the globe who love the blues. We have been inducted into the Chicago Blues Hall of Fame and the New York Times quoted us as a source in an article.


 Our mission is to promote and preserve Chicago’s blues music and to connect with blues fans all over the world. Our Guide section helps visitors plan their trip to hear the blues when they come to Sweet Home Chicago. Our weekly HOT shows column lists upcoming top shows. We publish reviews, interviews, features, news, events and have contests.


We receive an average of 1,000 unique visits per day on the website. We have readers from all over the world, even in Tahiti and Hungary!  

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