30x30 @ Rosa's
8.24.14 | Rosa's Lounge
The stars came out to celebrate 30 years of great blues in the city of Chicago, thanks to Tom Marker's Blues Breakers on WXRT and Rosa's Lounge on West Armitage. Jamiah On FIre opened the show with a fiery set followed by Billy Branch and the Sons of the Blues (SOBs), who played house band to the impressive lineup of guests. The show, which Rosa's owner Tony Manguillo said sold out in less than 24 hours, also was a benefit for the HART Fund (Handy Artists Relief Fund).
Guest performers included Sharon Lewis, Dave Specter, Jimmy Burns, Toronzo Cannon, the Baker Brooks brothers (Ronnie and Wayne), the Kinsey brothers (Donald, Kenny and Ralph), Sugar Blue, Lurrie Bell, Eddie C. Campbell and C.J. Chenier.