As of January 1, 2016, Gapers Block has ceased publication. The site will remain up in archive form. Please visit Third Coast Review, a new site by several GB alumni.
✶ Thank you for your readership and contributions over the past 12-plus years. ✶
Saturday, March 25
Chicago blues guitarist and singer Albert "Little Smokey" Smothers has passed away. Mr. Smothers played with blues luminaries like Little Walter and Howlin' Wolf, and was a mentor to Elvin Bishop and Paul Butterfield.