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Jimmy Witherspoon, Living Blues, Eric Bibb And Son Seals

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Friday, August 14 and Sunday, August 16

Crossroads kicks off the August feature marking the centennial birthday of singer Jimmy Witherspoon and highlighting nominees in this year’s Living Blues Awards.

The show also marks weekend birthdays of Chicago blues stalwart Son Seals and  folk blues star Eric Bibb (featured in a concert special in hour two of the show).

Plue there’s new music from Ruthie Foster, Frank Bey, Jimmy Johnson and G. Love, and a classic from Fenton Robinson.

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.