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Best of 2022 plus Eddie Taylor, Bobby Blue Bland and Elmore James

January 27 and January 29, 2023

Crossroads marks the centennial birthday of Chicago blues guitar master Eddie Taylor with music he did under his own name, the influential recordings he made with Jimmy Reed, guest appearances with John Lee Hooker and Carey Bell, and a 2022 release from his daughter Demetria Taylor.

We also mark birthdays of Bobby Blue Bland (featured in a special in hour two of the show) and slide guitar great Elmore James; and continue the January feature highlighting the Best of 2022 and Blues Music Awards nominees.

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.