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Last Best Of 2015, Maple & Offbeat Winners & Blues Birthdays

 January 29/31

Crossroads wraps up the January Best of 2015 feature with some show favorites, Blues Music Awards nominees, and also newly announced winners in the Offbeat and Maple Blues awards. Plus birthday salutes to singer Big Time Sarah (who passed away in 2015) and blues harp great Charlie Musselwhite . We also remember Otis Clay who recently passed away and highlight more music from the massive 2015 Otis Redding Soul Manifesto box set.

Chris Heim produces and hosts Global Village, a nationally and internationally distributed world music show; the nightly jazz show Night Train, and Crossroads, KMUW’s twice-weekly blues and R&B show. Chris is also a critic and freelance writer whose work has appeared in the Chicago Tribune, Utne, Global Rhythm, Dirty Linen, and Option, among others.