Little Walter Foundation announces date for 2013 Little Walter Tribute
Iconic Chicago Blues musician Little Walter Jacobs gets some recognition as his surviving daughter, Marion Diaz Reacco, starts a Foundation in his honor and to extend the legacy of her father's influence on music.
His 1952 instrumental ‘Juke’ was selected as one of The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s 500 Songs that Shaped Rock and Roll, and in 2007, was inducted into the Grammy Awards Hall of Fame as an “example of recorded musical masterpieces that have significantly impacted our musical history”
Blues legend Buddy Guy helped celebrate the occasion in 2012 along with Chicago musicians, Billy Branch, Ruby Andrews, Harmonica Hinds, Matthew Skoller and Deitra Farr. IPCC's webmaster, Phil Moy serves as Media Director and webmaster.
The 2013 Little Walter Tribute will be held at Legends, February 15, 2013. Check www.buddyguy.com for ticket information
Visit www.littlewalterfoundation.org for more info.
Left to right: Alex Ruix, Phil Moy, Buddy Guy, Marion Diaz Reacco, Armilee Williams, Billy Branch, Ruby Andrews, Harmonica Hinds.
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Chicago Blues Festival
The Chicago Blues Festival is the largest free blues festival in the world and remains the largest of Chicago's Music Festivals. During three days on five stages, more than 500,000 blues fans prove that Chicago is the "Blues Capital of the World." Past performers include Bonnie Raitt, Ray Charles, B.B. King, the late Bo Diddley, Buddy Guy and the late Koko Taylor.