Taj Mahal is a fantastic blues musician. He has collaborated with a number of great musicians, including Ali Farke Toure and Toumani Diabate out of West Africa. He puts on a great show, and occasionally plays small venues in the Chicago area.
David Lindley with Jackson Browne (70's Popular - Unplugged)
David Lindley is a genius on anything with strings. Jackson Browne is a lyrical genius, who enjoyed enormous popularity in the 70's - He wrote this song when he was 16 years old. I'll be seeing David Lindley this spring at the Old Town School of Folk Music. Can't wait.
Steve Goodman was a Chicago songwriter that sadly was lost to leukemia. A brilliant musician taken too soon. John Prine is still around, but doesn't tour as actively. This song was written by Steve Goodman.