Otis Taylor + Ben Sollee & Kentucky Native

Music, Folk, country and blues
Otis Taylor + Ben Sollee & Kentucky Native
Photograph: Evan Simone

Though his music oozes with the kind of experience that only comes with time, bluesman Otis Taylor isn't a career musician—for several decades he was an antique dealer and professional bicycle team coach. Eventually, the guitarist was drawn back to the 12-bar arrangements that filled his teenage years, and 15 albums later he's solidified himself as a figurehead of the genre. His latest LP, Fantasizing About Being Black, looks back on the history of African-American life, from the horrors of slavery to the continuing struggle for civil rights. Cellist and folk singer-songwriter Ben Sollee and his band Kentucky Native open the show. This free concert is part of the 2017 Millennium Park Summer Music Series.


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