Blues Legacy Recipient of a Grant from the Judith McCulloh Endowment for American Music


The University of Illinois Press is pleased to announce that Blues Legacy: Tradition and Innovation in Chicago by David Whiteis with photos by Peter M. Hurley has been selected as a grant recipient of the Judith McCulloh Endowment for American Music. This endowed internal Press fund created in 2017 honors the legacy of Judith McCulloh, long-time University of Illinois Press editor. Judy’s academic passions and keen eye as an editor put Illinois on the map as the leading publisher in the field with the cornerstone series Music in American Life. Blues Legacy, which places the Chicago blues artists within the ongoing social and cultural reality their work reflects and helps create, exemplifies the spirit of this Fund.

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