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Saturday, December 10, 2011

Benefit set for blues great Hubert Sumlin at FitzGerald's




Best known for his work with Howlin' Wolf, blues guitarist Hubert Sumlin was an inspiration to the likes of Keith Richards, Frank Zappa and countless other musicians.

Sumlin passed away on Sunday at the age of 80. Many of the musicians who shared the stage with Sumlin over the years will perform at 8 p.m. Dec. 13 as part of a benefit at FitzGerald's, 6615 Roosevelt Rd., Berwyn.

Donations will cover a portion of the expenses for his funeral and the rest will be donated to the Blues Foundation Hart Fund, www.blues.org/hart

More information is at www.fitzgeraldsnightclub.com.