Breakfast Plate Blues Special with the Original Chicago Blues All Stars
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The Chicago Blues All Stars is a re-united group of musicians who nearly forty years ago played in the touring band of Willie Dixon. In 2016 Drummer Jimmy Tillman, bassist Freddie Dixon Willie s oldest son, and guitarist John Watkins got back together, based on a shared vision of mentoring young musicians in the history, playing styles, high level of musicianship and professionalism of their own mentors. Individually, Jimmy, Freddie and John had played with Otis Rush, Jimmy Reed, KoKo Taylor, Bobby King and numerous other musicians during the 1960s and early 1970s, before joining Willie Dixon band. In 2017, Michael Damani was a student who came to the band’s weekly jam in Chicago and after sitting in a few times, joined the band in 2017 on lead vocal and guitar in place of John Watkins, who was facing some health challenges.