Blues singer mixes music, culture

February 6, 2009

ABC News says Eddy “The Chief” Clearwater is someone you should know.  The skokie native Eddy “The Chief” Clearwater, travels the world entertaining with his left-handed guitar work, his room-filling vocals, his boundless energy and even his signature Indian headdress.

“I want give as much back to the blues as the blues has given to me because it’s very important for the younger generation to hear. This is where we came from this is our culture. I want make sure it continues into the next generation,” said Clearwater.

We are excited that he is joining us on this years 11th Annual Blues Cruise!


Jan & Feb 2009 – Laurie Morvan Band recording 4th CD!

February 6, 2009

The Laurie Morvan Band are expecting to release their fourth CD with fourteen songs written by Laurie Morvan this spring.

“The Laurie Morvan Band expects to release a new CD this Spring featuring 14 songs all written by Laurie Morvan. Laurie is co-producing the CD with Steve Savage, whose producing/engineering credits include Elvin Bishop, Robert Cray, Tommy Castro, John Hammond and others. Several of the CDs Steve has worked on have gone on to receive Grammy nominations, including a 2009 Grammy nomination with Elvin Bishop.”

Read more on the Laurie Morvan Band and their CD Reviews.  We are very excited to have them on this years 11th Annual Blues Cruise!

Best Radio Personality: Bubba Jackson

February 2, 2009

Bubba Jackson was voted the Best Radio Personality where he plays Jazz and Blues music on KKJZ-FM 88.1.

“Now, many radio jocks can do the same thing, but no professional on-air personality possesses more genuine enthusiasm for the music he’s spinning than Jackson.”

“More than most genres, jazz and blues desperately need champions like Bubba Jackson to keep their legacies thriving. His charm, knowledge and impeccable taste both benefit the music he advocates and help to kick-start your day on the brightest note possible.”

You can meet Bubba Jackson along with the performing artists on the 11th Annual Blues Cruise, March 27,2009.  See WindRose Cruises for more information.

The Ninth Annual Jazz Party at Sea November 15-22, 2009

January 31, 2009

Annual Jazz Party At Sea announces JAZZIZ party at Sea.  This is a special cruise event you don’t want to miss!  One great week aboard the Norwegian Jewel sailing round trip from Miami, FL to Roatan, Bay Islands; Belize City, Belize; Costa Maya, Mexico; Great Stirrup Cay, Bahamas.

Visit for more information and to see our artist line up!

11th Annual Blues Cruise to Ensenada: March 27, 2009

January 31, 2009

Does your current job have you singin’ the blues? WindRose Cruises invites you to join us on this years 11th annual Blues Cruise with Jackie Payne & Steve Edmonson Band, Eddy “The Chief” Clearwater and the Laurie Morvan Band who will be joining us on our three day cruise down to Ensenada. You don’t want to miss this very special Blues party cruise!

Visit for more information!