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Linsey Alexander

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Kingston Mines Blues Jam With Linsey Alexander, 6pm-9pm Plus Linsey al
Kingston Mines - Chicago Blues Center in Chicago

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Linsey Alexander (born July 23, 1942) is a blues songwriter, vocalist, and guitarist. Alexander has been a fixture in Chicago North Side clubs for nearly two decades and has played with numerous blues musicians including Buddy Guy, A.C. Reed, Magic Slim, and B.B. King. His 2012 CD, Been There Done That, was rated the best blues CD of the year.

Alexander was born in Holly Springs, Mississippi, an area that is part of the Mississippi Blues Trail.His family, was "poor but honest and hardworking" sharecroppers.He moved to Memphis, Tennessee with his mother and a sister when he was 12 years old.

Alexander's interest in music started when a family friend he knew as "Otis" taught him enough so that when Otis left his guitar as a gift at Alexander's home, he was able pick it up and start playing. As a teenager, Alexander concentrated on singing and later developed his guitar playing. His early influences were blues, country, and rock and roll, including blue keyboardist Rosco Gordon and rockers Chuck Berry, and Elvis.

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2548 North Halsted
Chicago, IL 60614 (US)

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