Famous Dave's rib joint will take over Minneapolis's Peavey Plaza for its sixth annual free blues fest, this year featuring another solid lineup highlighted by a stellar collaboration among three indelible blues icons: guitarist Hubert Sumlin, pianist Pinetop Perkins, and harmonica ace/singer/drummer Willie "Big Eyes" Smith. Perkins, a few weeks shy of his 97th birthday, and Smith, a youthful 74, were both stalwarts of Muddy Waters's band, Perkins plying his influential style after taking over the piano chair from Otis Spann, Smith anchoring the band's rhythms on the skins. The duo have a terrific new album of classic, sizzling Chicago blues out... More >>>