Trying to keep the blues alive in Chicago isn’t easy
Last month Crain’s Chicago Business published my story “Blues is Chicago’s most famous cultural export. Why don’t we do more to promote it?” a question that has persisted for years, if not decades, in this town. Thankfully, the story received a lot of attention; Bob Sirott and Marianne Murciano invited me on their WLS show to discuss the dilemma, and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel was asked pressed on the issue during an appearance on “Chicago Tonight.”
Sirott ended up writing an editorial about the issue and Crain’s Editorial Board weighed in. Let’s get a statue of Muddy Waters on Michigan Avenue soon already!