Blues man, Eli Taber

With the various venues around the city and wide-ranging list of music genres and sub-genres, it’s safe to say that Chicago is home to an extremely vibrant music scene. With this musical melting pot constantly stirring, “The Scene’s” Nicki Butler & Becky Nystedt decided to pay respect to Chicago blues artists and music; some of the beginning roots of what the Chicago music scene would grow to be.

In honor of the Chicago Blues Fest this coming weekend, local singer and songwriter, Eli Taber, came in and chatted about the fest as well as his demo that is currently being recorded. Eli performs and coordinates the”Musician Series” at Potbelly Sandwich shops around the Loop, and also plays music sets and runs Columbia College’s Acoustic Kitchen open-mic nights. If that isn’t enough, Eli is a teacher and administrator to the #Blues Kids Foundation Organization, which was introduced to younger kids and aims to further develop the education and experience of blues music.

Right in the heart of Chicago, Blues Fest takes place this Friday, June 8th through Sunday, June 10th 2012 11am-9pm; Grant Park w/ free admission, great food, and great music!

On this weeks “Get Wind of” Mixtape we’re featuring our artist of the week, Eli Taber. Soul collective septet Otis, Face-melting progressive rock band AudioBakery, and raw rock ‘n’ roll band Pearls & Bones.

Be sure to tune into “The Scene” Tuesday’s from 7-9pm and Saturdays 10am-12 on 88.1 WCRXFM and streaming live WCRXFM.com

Are you a local musician? Submit music to “The Scene” wcrxdj@colum.edu

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