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Monday, January 14, 2019
7:00 PM


Logan Center




UChicago Arts


This new series features Chicago’s home-grown, world-class musicians and emerging Blues stars. Relax with a glass of wine or cup of tea while grooving with local musicians in an intimate setting. A live interview will proceed each concert, moderated by the three-time Grammy-nominated Billy Branch, curator and host of the new series. Audiences will enjoy a unique, up-close, and personal experience, with an opportunity to delve deeper into Chicago blues music and its musicians.

A longtime staple of Chicago's West Side blues circuit, singer Mary Lane was born November 23, 1935 in Clarendon, Arkansas. After honing her skills in local juke joints in the company of Howlin' Wolf, Robert Nighthawk, Little Junior Parker and James Cotton, Lane relocated to Chicago in 1957; backed by Morris Pejoe, she soon cut her debut single "You Don't Want My Lovin' No More" for the Friendly Five label. A favorite among peers for her dulcet tones, she nevertheless did not record again for several decades, remaining virtually unknown outside of the Chicago blues faithful; finally, in the early 1990s, Lane recorded a handful of tracks for the Wolf label, leading to 1997's full-length Appointment with the Blues.

Hosted by the Logan Center and Billy Branch Music.