At last weekend's Pitchfork Music Festival we asked some of our favorite performers to play a few songs for us near Union Park. We figured performing next to the L was more authentic than sitting in a press tent (even if the trains made a racket when they went past).
We had a thrill recently when Ladino singing sensation and Israeli Yasmin Levy came with her band to sing and chat with us at the WBEZ Jim and Kay Mabie Performance Studio. We spend the most of the hour with Yasmin.
That's longtime Chicago resident and legendary bluesman David “Honeyboy” Edwards, singing his “Roamin' and Ramblin' Blues.” It was recorded for the Library of Congress in 1942. Honeyboy Edwards is still performing and recording today.