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Events Mon Jan 23 2012

Celebrating Big Bill Broonzy on the South Side

This Wednesday, Bob Riesman presents I Feel So Good: The Life and Times of Big Bill Broonzy. The Chicago Tribune says "[Broonzy] was one of the most celebrated blues artists of his era, a visionary Chicago singer-songwriter who mentored Muddy Waters, introduced the music to Europe and inspired no less than Eric Clapton, Ray Davies and Pete Townshend (as they've all acknowledged). Broonzy has been virtually forgotten by the popular culture he helped shape...which is why an important new book, I Feel So Good: The Life and Times of Big Bill Broonzy, comes not a moment too soon." Singer/songwriter Chris Walz will be on hand to play Broonzy's music. Chicago Public Library, Blackstone branch, 4904 S. Lake Park Ave., Wednesday, January 25 at 6pm.

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