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Lonnie Brooks Stories

PHOTOS / RECAP | The 2017 Chicago Blues Festival

Words: Robin Zimmerman | Photos: Michael LepekFrom the new Muddy Waters mural on State Street to inspired appearances by second-generation performers, the Windy Citys vibrant blues legacy was on full display at the 33rd Annual Chicago Blues Festival.2017 marked the inaugural year at the Millennium Park location. But, as blues fans made their way around the...

Ronnie Baker Brooks Pays Tribute To Late Father Lonnie @ Fitzgerald's

By: Howard GreenblattFitzGeralds was packed with fans who came out to pay respects for the late Lonnie Brooks, who passed away April 1st at the age of 83, and love for his son and fellow guitarist Ronnie Baker Brooks.Ronnie gave the love right back in an emotion-packed two set performance ...