From Buddy Guy, Muddy Wares and Willie Dixon, through Steve Albini, Tortoise and Thrill Jockey records, to Frankie Knuckles, Cajmere...not forgetting some of the greatest Gospel, Jazz and Country artists in the world, Chicago is a cultural hub like no other. Set well apart from the affluent West Coast and cutting edge East Coast, Chicago boasts its own unique identity flavoured by the diverse cultures and creeds of the 10 million people packed into its back to back neighbourhoods. On any given day fans can take their pick of the very best in jazz, blues, rock, country, dance, gospel and more.
Waking Up In Chicago takes readers on a personal tour of the Windy City's vibrant music scene, interviewing musicians, promoters, producers and other characters vital to the Chicago sound. With full-colour maps and additional listings on how to travel, and where to eat, sleep and soak in the local colour, this is the essential guide for any music fan.