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Chicago Blues/R&B diva to bring her feisty style to Chicago Blues Fest and beyond

Combining sassiness with sexiness and fiery vocals, Chicago blues/R&B veteran Holle Thee Maxwell commands a stage in her own unique style. Maxwell has been a strong force in the blues over the years.  She recorded singles under the name “Holly Maxwell” in the 1960s and 1970s for the record labels Constellation, Curtis Mayfield’s Curtom Records, Smit-Whit, and Star. Her songs, such as “Only When You’re Lonely," “One Thin Dime," “Never Love Again," “Suffer," and “Philly Barracuda” were regional hits across the country.

She has a long musical resume, which includes working with critically acclaimed jazz musician Jimmy Smith and musicians like The Temptations, Johnny Taylor, The Spinners, The Dells and Fred Williamson, and replacing Tina Turner in Ike Turner’s band.

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