Last night, I had the pleasure of taking in a couple of sets at Blue Chicago at 536 N Clark Street. It’s an ode to a more simple time. Wooden chairs adorn the old creaky floors. The lighting is non-existent; all but the spotlight marks the room. It’s a tiny stage, large enough for only 3 musicians at time. (In fact, the keys players had to set up on dance floor below). The drinks were flowing, and feet were stomping! By 11:30 PM the cheers from the crowd was only matched by the intensity of the artists. The spirit of the blues breathes effortlessly in this small club dedicated to preserving a most important art form.