2009 Blues Tour & Billy Goat Tavern
The Cribb, Greene Blues Tour held during the annual Inland Press Association convention in Chicago was back “underground” in October 2009. About twenty-five tourees and tourettes started the evening at the famous Billy Goat Tavern (famous because Dan Akroid and John Belushi made their Saturday Night Live “cheezeborger, cheezeborger, cheezeborger” skit at the bar in the seventies) and, of course had cheeseburgers.
After the Billy Goat, the tour headed to the Kingston Mines blues club and listened to two excellent blues bands. By that time the group was up to nearly fifty dedicated and blues-oriented newspaper folks. A diehard group of a dozen or so went on to the Buddy Guy’s blues bar and shot pool until the early hours.
Cribb, Greene has orchestrated a Chicago blues tour for a number of years, with the 2008 tour extended to all 200 Inland Convention participants.