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Eddy Clearwater: Return of 'The Chief'

After decades of success, Chicago-based "rock-a-blues" legend Eddy "The Chief" Clearwater continues to try new things 16 albums into his career. In this session with host David Dye, Clearwater plays songs from the new West Side Strut.

Clearwater's love of live performance is apparent throughout his new disc, as his untamed guitar and gruff vocals dominate the proceedings. The self-taught left-handed guitarist has even mastered playing his instrument upside-down. With West Side Strut, Clearwater utilizes the familiarity of old-school blues and rock while adding his own contemporary flair. With guest performances by renowned bluesmen Lonnie Brooks, Otis Clay, and Jimmy Johnson, the new album finds Clearwater earning his nickname from start to finish.

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