Unity in Diversity Picnic

Barrelhouse Bonni and Larry Taylor's acoustic duo performed at the annual Beverly Unity in Diversity Picnic on the grounds of Unitarian Castle, 103 and Longwood. Thanks to all who helped make the picnic a success. Glad to be part of…

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West Side revives blues!

From Bonni's "West Side Blues" blog with Austin Weekly News. Austin is the farthest west neighborhood on the West Side.  Can blues lead to an economic and social revival in the neighborhood?

Congressman Davis hosting movie fundraiser!

Chicago, IL, March 26, 2016—   Congressman Danny K. Davis, Illinois 7th District, invites everyone to celebrate our city’s historic legacy of blues and soul music by supporting the Chicago independent movie The Rhythm and the Blues.  Davis and other officials…

Larry Taylor brings it in Beverly

Southwest Chicago will never be the same!  The Larry Taylor Blues and Soul band, with Larry's uncle Jimmy Burns as guest, is invading the Horse Thief Hollow!

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Barrel housing in Church???

Barrelhouse Bonni, accustomed to quiet Quaker services, will try her hand at playing music at Beverly Unitarians in southwest Chicago on July 17. It's at the castle at 103rd and Longwood.

New Year, New Blues! 2016

Kicking off the new year 2016 at the Good Times Lounge on the South Side with Larry Taylor and Killer Ray Allison's band: Doug on bass, Chris on drums.

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Larry Taylor's 60th birthday

If not for my 12-year friendship with Chicago bluesman Larry Taylor, I would not know nearly as much about America's greatest roots music.  Larry carries a lot of history in his head and in his voice. Celebrate his 60th birthday…

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Barrelhousing in Beverly Art Walk

During the Beverly Art Walk sponsored by the Beverly Arts Alliance OCt. 3,, Bonni could be found barrel housing in two locations--the Pelar Pop-up art gallery at 99th and Wood streets, and the Beverly Bakery, a local institution run by…

Bonni working on blues movie

  Bonni wrote a script for a feature movie based on events in the life of bluesman  Larry Taylor and family: The Rhythm and the Blues.  Working with Darryl Pitts,  an experienced Chicago movie and TV producer, the film project…

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Bonni plays with Taylor Bros.

Sometimes when a talented musical family is in demand by everyone, you can't catch them playing together. In a rare moment, guitarist Eddie Taylor Jr. and drummer Tim Taylor appeared with  singer Larry Taylor as Larry's band played in the…