Jimmy Dawkins
Calgary Bluesfest (2006)

"if you like your blues raw and wild, this is a lean, mean, stripped down sound"

Guitarist Jimmy Dawkins is a Chicago institution, and one of the creators of theWest Side sound. He has recorded nearly two-dozen albums of his own, recorded countless others, and started his own Label, Leric Music. Dawkins has toured extensively, appearing in concerts and festivals throughout Europe, Japan, and South Africa, and has been recognized with multiple honours including 3 nominations for the W.C. Handy Awards, and earned the "Hot Club du France" "Prix du Jazz" and the "Big Bill Broonzy Award".