- classic Chicago blues crooner Linsey Alexander on June 6,
- contemporary blues singer Omar Coleman on June 8, and
- an exciting Chicago Blues Festival lineup of Mike Wheeler, Larry McCray and John Primer from June 9-12
Buddy Guy's Legends: Blues Prodigy Jamiah Rogers on May 31 + More Performance Picks
Wednesday, May 25, 2016 12:00 AM by Rosalind Cummings-Yeates
It's been a long time coming but after years of playing talent competitions, all ages shows and special performances, Chicago blues young gun Jamiah Rogers will headline at the famed downtown club Buddy Guy's Legends on May 31. At 21 years old, the musician has sharpened his guitar- and song-writing skills to rival much more seasoned artists. Performing since he was three years old, Rogers injects a freshness to the Chicago blues sound that engages everyone who hears him play.
The winner of the Chicago Music Awards "Most Talented Kid Under 12" category for three consecutive years, Jamiah is officially an adult and ready to shake up expectations that blues musicians have to be old.
Look for energized takes on Chicago blues classics by Muddy Waters, Elmore James and Buddy Guy as well as sophisticated originals. Don't miss Jamiah's draw-dropping tribute to one of his main influences Jimi Hendrix.
The May 31 show starts at 9:30pm but arrive at least two hours early for seats. Tickets are $10 for general admission (ages 21+ up).
Buddy Guy's Legends hosts more standout performers throughout June. Check out:
Tickets sell out fast so buy in advance and arrive early to snag seats and enjoy Cajun dishes from the Legends kitchen.
Photo courtesy of Jamiah Rogers