Willie Dixon was called the "father of the blues" for good reason. As Chess Record's producer, arranger, recording artist, talent scout, bandleader, bass player and writer of many classic blues for Muddy Waters and Howlin' Wolf (among others) Willie left an indelible stamp on postwar Chicago blues. He died in '92, but not before establishing the non-profit Blues Heaven Foundation to promote the proper recognition of the blues as a performing art. So, who's Willie's friend in the late 70's photo from McCabe's? Nancy Covey was concert director at that well-known venue for ten productive years ('74 to '84). She left to start Festival Tours - insider tours which are entirely music oriented, and where Nancy's guests party at the homes of roots music performers they've seen on stage. Check out Festival Tours upcoming music tours to Central Europe, to England and Scotland, and to New Orleans Cajun Country…and Let The Good Times Roll !

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