Come Celebrate 100 Years of Willie Dixon

Article Contributed by Eigo | Published on Tuesday, June 30, 2015

July 1, 2015 would have been Willie's 100th birthday. To honor this brilliant songwriter, producer, musician, and to celebrate his life and accomplishments, Blues Heaven Foundation is holding a free concert featuring Chicago's phenomenal blues guitarist, Melvin Taylor & the Taylor Made Band.

Willie Dixon was one of the most prolific songwriters of all time with over 500 songs to his credit.  He's been referred to as the "father of the modern Chicago blues".  His songs have been recorded by hundreds of artists across all genres - the Rolling Stones, Elvis Presley, Grateful Dead, Willie Nelson, Eric Clapton, Led Zeppelin, Tina Turner and Fleetwood Mac to name a few. Willie Dixon has been recognized by the Grammy Hall of Fame (2004), his influence in pop music was selected for preservation by the U.S. Library of Congress National Recording Registry.  Recently, June 2015, Willie Dixon was inducted in to the Songwriters Hall of Fame.

Melvin Taylor is a masterful performer, composer & producer. His extraordinary talent has taken him around the globe many times over the last 20 years. He began touring Europe at age 20 with Pinetop Perkins Legendary Blues Band. He made an immediate impact on the European circuit, and began opening for BB King for a couple of years. Melvin has performed at world class festival, theaters, held master classes at top music school and conservatories. He has 9 CD's to his credit. Please visit Melvin's website for complete history and information:


(Formerly Chess Records Studio)

2120 South Michigan Avenue

Chicago, IL


Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Show Time:  5pm to 8pm

Concert in the Garden Area