Based in Deer Park, Illinois, Larry Soldinger is the managing partner of LJ Soldinger Associates, where he has worked since 1989. In his free time, Larry Soldinger enjoys attending Chicago blues performances, with a preference for Vance Guitar Kelly and his Backstreet Blues Band.
Chicago is known as the home of blues greats including Muddy Waters and Bo Diddley. To this day, Chicago attracts some of the biggest names in blues, and there are many clubs dedicated to the genre.
One especially popular club is Blue Chicago, a world-renowned venue that has been presenting authentic blues artists since 1985. Located in the River North entertainment district, the club promises high-energy performances and has lately focused on female vocalists such as Shirley Johnson and Claudette Miller.
Blues enthusiasts should also visit B.L.U.E.S., which has been voted the best blues club on the city’s North Side. Patrons enjoy good music in an intimate environment that welcomes a roster of mostly local artists, including Vance Guitar Kelly and Pistol Pete.
Other great blues bars in Chicago include Buddy Guy’s Legends, Kingston Mines, and Rosa’s Lounge.