Johnny Shines belongs in the pantheon alongside Muddy Waters and Howlin’ WolfSteve Krakowon February 11, 2021 at 12:00 pm

Bluesman Johnny Shines spent the late 30s on the road with the great Robert Johnson, then lived long enough to win a W.C. Handy Award in the 90s.

Since 2004 Plastic Crimewave (aka Steve Krakow) has used the Secret History of Chicago Music to shine a light on worthy artists with Chicago ties who’ve been forgotten, underrated, or never noticed in the first place.…Read More

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