Barrelhouse Chuck, Keeper of the Blues Flame

Last month, the Chicago Blues Hall of Fame inducted Chicago pianist and singer Charles Goering, known as Barrelhouse Chuck.

A few months earlier, Chuck recorded and released his latest CD, “Remembering the Masters.”

And yet throughout this year of accomplishment, Barrelhouse Chuck has been fighting stage 4 cancer. 

We bring you a profile of the longtime Chicago bluesman who came to town as a young man in the ‘70s and befriended and learned from some of the masters of Chicago blues, including Little Brother Montgomery, Sunnyland Slim, Blind John Davis, Pinetop Perkins, Detroit Junior and Erwin Helfer. Today, Barrelhouse Chuck is a master himself. 

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Barrelhouse Chuck’s friends and fans are raising money to help defray his medical expenses.


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