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WAYNE BAKER BROOKS -- 20 Years On And Still Evolving The Blues

photo by Alain Boucly

This edition of "Midwest BEAT with Tom Lounges" was originally broadcast on August 7, 2018 on 89.1FM-Lakeshore Public Radio.                 




             WAYNE BAKER BROOKS (the youngest son of the late blues icon LONNIE BROOKS) will talk about his 20-plus year solo career and his blues legacy as the son of Lonnie; along with POTUS, songwriting, and his mission to keep the blues alive while helping the genre to evolve.

             Brooks and his band perform Friday, August 17 @

Credit photo by Alain Boucly
Wayne Baker Brooks

   Theatre At The Center in Munster.  This program also features plenty of Wayne's music from over the years, including the region radio debut of his new single.


             WAYNE BAKER BROOKS is considered one of today's top blues guitarists who's signature style combines powerful vocals with liquid fire guitar playing that honors his rich blues heritage yet effortlessly expands the boundaries of the genre. 


             Born and raised in Chicago, IL amongst the most prolific blues legends and blues masters in the world, Brook's blues roots may run as deep and wide as the Great Lakes themselves.

Tom Lounges has been a region radio personality and a music journalist since 1979. For the last 35-years, he has been reporting on entertainment as a weekly columnist and feature writer for The Times newspaper. He was also publisher and editor of the monthly tri-state entertainment magazine ("Midwest BEAT Magazine") for over two decades, he has written hundreds of features for numerous national glossy magazines over the decades, and he wrote "Liner Notes" for over a dozen albums release by Sony Records.