10-Story High Mural of Muddy Waters Goes Up in Chicago

Image by Ter­ence Fair­cloth, via Flickr Com­mons

If you find your­self near State and Wash­ing­ton streets in Chica­go, look up and you’ll see a mur­al of blues­man Mud­dy Waters ris­ing 10 sto­ries high. It was paint­ed, the Chica­go Tri­bune tells us, by Brazil­ian street artist Eduar­do Kobra and fel­low painters. And it was offi­cial­ly ded­i­cat­ed yes­ter­day, at the begin­ning of the Chica­go Blues Fes­ti­val. Respect.

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via Ted Gioia

Relat­ed Con­tent:

Mud­dy Waters and Friends on the Blues and Gospel Train, 1964

Clas­sic Blues Songs By John Lee Hook­er, B.B. King & Mud­dy Waters Played on the Gayageum, a Tra­di­tion­al Kore­an Instru­ment

The His­to­ry of the Blues in 50 Riffs: From Blind Lemon Jef­fer­son (1928) to Joe Bona­mas­sa (2009)

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