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Chris and Patrick have had the distinct pleasure of playing and recording with many of their Blues heroes over the years. Many of these legends influenced Chris and Patrick musically long before they ever shared a stage with them. Here is a list of Blues luminaries Chris and Patrick have made music with, along with a comprehensive rundown of the well-known Blues Venues and top Blues Festivals that they have played around the world.
Chris James and Patrick Rynn have performed with:
  Sunnyland Slim
Robert Jr. Lockwood
Honeyboy Edwards
Homesick James
Pinetop Perkins
Snooky Pryor
Junior Wells
David Myers of The Aces
Billy Boy Arnold
Jody Williams
Hubert Sumlin
Henry Gray
Sam Lay
  James Cotton
Louisiana Red
Willie “Big Eyes” Smith
Eddie Kirkland
Big Jay McNeely
Dennis Binder
Johnny "Ace" Harris
Jimmy Lee Robinson
Big Smokey Smothers
Lonnie Brooks
Eddie Shaw
Pee Wee Madison
S.P. Leary
  Little Smokey Smothers
Big Moose Walker
Big Jack Reynolds
Detroit Junior
Robert Covington
Carey Bell
Lefty Dizz
Byther Smith
Wild Child Butler
Calvin “Fuzz” Jones
Magic Slim
Willie Kent
Jimmy Burns
  Bonnie Lee
Willie Buck
Big Time Sarah
Lovie Lee
Art and Roman Griswold
Tomcat Courtney
Phil Guy
Smokey Wilson
Little Arthur Duncan
Buddy Scott
Freddie Roulette
Billy Branch
Valerie Wellington
  Lurrie Bell
Deitra Farr
Johnny Dyer
Andrew “Junior Boy” Jones
James Wheeler
Taildragger
Johnny B. Moore
Mary Lane
Aaron Moore
Katherine Davis
Roosevelt “Booba” Barnes
Johnny “Yard Dog” Jones
Lil’ Ed Williams
The Road Well Traveled...
Blue Festivals in Europe and Japan:
Bagneux Blues Festival – Bagneux, France
Bay-Car Blues Festival – Bay-Car, France
Berlin Jazz Festival – Berlin, Germany
Blues Estafette – Utrecht, The Netherlands
Blues Sur Seine – Mantes La Jolie, France
Burnley National Blues Festival – Burnley, England
Lahnsteiner Blues Festival - Lahnstein, Germany
Lucerne Blues Festival – Lucerne, Switzerland
Marco Fiume Blues Passion Festival – Rossano, Italy
Park Tower Blues Festival – Tokyo, Japan
Rawa Blues Festival – Katowice, Poland
Southern Bluesnight – Heerlen, The Netherlands
2004 Chicago Blues Festival Tour:
Blues Sur Seine – Mantes La Jolie, France
The Banana Peel – Ruiselede, Belgium
Concert Nimes Ville Active – Nimes, France
Concert Salle Polyvalent – Clamency, France
Concert Halles De Gascogne – Leognan, France
Blues Station Tournon – Tournon d’Agenais, France
Concert La Pleiade – La Riche, France
Concert Salle De L’Eden – Oraison, France
Concert Centre Culturel – Calais, France
Festival Blues De Traverse – Cleon, France
Concert Salles Des Fetes – Sorgues, France
Concert Salle M.T. Eyquem – Talant, France
Concert Theatre Casino – Zug, Switzerland
Concert Maison Music – Turin, Italy
Bagneux Blues Festival – Bagneux, France
Concert Salle Malroux – Dragniugnan, France
Le Cabaret/Casino – Monte Carlo, Monaco
Concert La Petite Coope – Clermont-Ferrand, France
The Lionel Hampton Room – Paris, France
Blue Festivals in The United States:
Birmingham Jam – Birmingham, Alabama
Blues On The Fox – Aurora, Illinois
Budweiser Illinois Blues Festival – Peoria, Illinois
Chicago Blues Festival – Chicago, Illinois
Court Avenue Blues Festival – Des Moines, Iowa
Glendale Jazz And Blues Festival – Glendale, Arizona
Hawaiian Islands Blues Festival – Kona, Hawaii
Howlin’ Wolf Memorial Blues Festival – West Point, Mississippi
King Biscuit Blues Festival – Helena, Arkansas
Mississippi Valley Blues Festival – Davenport, Iowa
Poconos Blues Festival – Pocono, Pennsylvania
Russian River Blues Festival – Guerneville, California
Rock, Rhythm And Blues Festival – Toledo, Ohio
Silver City Blues Festival – Silver City, New Mexico
Tucson Blues Heritage Festival – Tucson, Arizona
Winthrop Rhythm And Blues Festival – Winthrop, Washington
Blues Clubs in the United States and Canada:
Air Devils Inn – Louisville, Kentucky
Belly Up Tavern – Solana Beach, California
Big Easy – Portland, Maine
Blind Pig – Champaign, Illinois
B.L.U.E.S. On Halstead – Chicago, Illinois
Blues Bouquet – Boise, Idaho
Blue Café – Long Beach, California
B.L.U.E.S. Etc. – Chicago, Illinois
Blues Harbor – Atlanta, Georgia
Blues On Grand – Des Moines, Iowa
Blues Plus – Rockland, Maine
Boardwalk Café – Nashville, Tennessee
Buddy Guy’s Legends – Chicago, Illinois
Café Boogaloo – Hermosa Beach, California
Café Campus – Montreal, Canada
C.H.I.C.A.G.O. B.LU.E.S. – New York, New York
Chord On Blues – St. Charles. Illinois
Cozy’s – Sherman Oaks, California
Derby – Hollywood, California
Dingo Bar – Albuquerque, New Mexico
Dodge Theater – Phoenix, Arizona
Dynamite Lounge – Ketchum, Idaho
Famous Dave’s – Minneapolis, Minnesota
Fat Fish Blue – Cleveland, Ohio
Fitzgerald’s – Berwyn, Illinois
Grand Emporium – Kansas City, Missouri
Ground Zero – Clarksdale, Mississippi
Harbor – Big Fork, Montana
Herman’s Hideaway – Denver, Colorado
Hot House – Chicago, Illinois
House Of Blues – Cambridge, MA / Chicago, IL / Hollywood, CA
Joe’s Pub at The Public Theater – New York, New York
King Edward – Calgary, Canada
Kingston Mines – Chicago, Illinois
Little Chicago Blues Company – Hamilton, Ohio
Martha’s Midway Tavern – Mishawaka, Michigan
Red Key Palace – Red Key, Indiana
Rhythm Room – Phoenix, Arizona
Rialto Theater – Tucson, Arizona
Rock ‘N Bowl – New Orleans, Louisiana
Rooster Blues – Fort Smith, Arkansas
Rosa’s Lounge – Chicago, Illinois
Santa Barbara Blues Society – Santa Barbara, California
Silver Dollar Room – Toronto, Canada
Slippery Noodle Inn – Indianapolis
Tenny Street Roadhouse – Dearborn, Michigan
Warmdaddy’s – Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Wild Hare – El Paso, Texas
Zoo Bar – Lincoln, Nebraska
 
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