Blues: A Quick History Lesson

Country blues came to Chicago on Maxwell Street

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By Bonni McKeown

Have you heard of Chicago's blues music legacy but need to know a little bit more?

Discover the origin of this Great Migration music from this essay by Valerie Turner,  a New Yorker with southern roots who plays acoustic blues.

 Then, learn the electrifying story of the blues branching into urban music at the Maxwell Street open air market, via the history group Maxwell Street Foundation, where i serve on the advisory board along with Vince "Lefty" Johnson, a West Side computer repairer and street musician who carries on earlier traditions

There's a lot to this history, so enjoy!


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