Re: Hole in the wall blues clubs
Date: January 06, 2014 02:27AM
Those were mostly gone by the time I was born. However, I have a photograph of one of my cousins playing with a group at The Place Lounge, 63rd & Evans. It's not well-documented by any means - seems to have been in a storefront. Apparently Mike Bloomfield played there early on.
The old Checkerboard on 43rd was a hole in the wall, to be sure. In fact, the east wall eventually collapsed.