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Goodbye, Lonnie Brooks

I went to my old friend Lee Baker Jr./Lonnie Brooks’ funeral service today. In the mid 1970’s, when I was starting to get involved in the Chicago blues scene, I was aware of Lonnie Brooks, and had seen him once or

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Goodbye, 2014

It was a very good year, and I want to thank everybody who helped to make it that way. Thanks to “Sax” Gordon Beadle, Andy Lösche, Tad Robinson, and Alex Schultz for bringing me to the Dubai Jazz Festival in

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Goodbye, Joe

Last Sunday, I learned of the passing of two friends. Neither event was unexpected, but it does cause one to stop and reflect. First, learned of Mike’s passing. I was copied on an email from Bobbie, his significant other. It

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