Cool video from CSN ft The Chicago BlackHawks Parade & WBBs Somethings Going Down  Podcast

The Chicago BlackHawks wins the 2015 Stanley Cup then come home to about a million people to gather and watch the parade while CSN put together a nice video of the wildest moments of the parade accompanied with my song "Something's Going Down" ft. Twista, GLC, and Sugar Blue Check it out here


Come join us to celebrate my 2500th career show milestone at Buddy Guy Legends on July 18th 2015 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Fittingly Wayne Baker Brooks’ milestone performance takes place in Sweet Home Chicago and most importantly in the venue where it all began. Buddy Guy’s Legends is the club that Wayne used to hone his distinctive style and chops at the Monday Night Blues Jams.

“I literally would be there every night when I wasn’t on the road, watching the masters like Junior Wells, Buddy Guy, Albert Collins, Koko Taylor, Luther Allison and my father play. I was taking notes, learning, soaking up as much as possible and also would get my chance to play and sing during Monday night Blues Jams. Buddy Guy’s Legends gave us young cats a place to perfect our crafts. A big Thank you also to George Base, who at that time was the jam host and guitar player for Junior Wells, for getting me up on the stage for the first time ever to play and sing at the same time. If it wasn’t for George I may have never had the chance back in those days.”

It was only natural that Buddy Guy’s club is the venue for the occasion since Brooks not only have known Buddy all his life declaring buddy as a good friend of his and his family but also affirms Buddy as one of his main influences outside his father. Buddy has graciously shared the stage with Wayne on numerous special occasions such as performing live on WRXT radio during broadcasted Chicago Blues Fest kick off parties, jamming together on ABC’s Windy City Live, receiving the Buddy Guy seal of approval and during prior performances at Buddy Guy’s Legends. Brooks was selected to serve as musical director and programmer for the City of Chicago’s official send off for Buddy Guy to receive his Kennedy Center Honors in 2012.

Buddy Guys Legends is located at 700 S. WABASH AVE in CHICAGO, IL 60605; the show starts promptly at 9:30
PM. Advanced tickets ($20.00) for the July 18th performance are available at: http://buddyguy.com/event.cfm?cart&showTimingID=212262

For all out of town fans Wayne Baker Brooks’ performance will be broadcasted live on https://gigity.tv/BuddyGuysLegends.

For further information please visit www.waynebakerbrooks.com.

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Jamming with my Friends 

Had the pleasure to jam out on 3 songs with one of the most bad ass, soulful, and energetic pedal steel players in world along with his amazing family band Robert Randolph & the Family Band on last Saturday Night Jan 24th, 2015 at the City Winery on Chicago's West loop area. All the ladies started jumping up on the stage like they had the holy ghost, lol. What a fun night with good people, a great audience, and talented souls!!!

16 of 19 Shows in Belgium Holland and all of France SOLD OUT 

16 of 19 Shows in Belgium Holland and all of France SOLD OUT and HUGE SUCCESS

A new project aspiring to become a new meeting place for lovers of African-American Roots music worldwide. The "New Generation Blues Tour" presents new American blues talents, rooted in the great destiny of this music through their personal history.

The first edition of this tour took place in November 8th and went thru 30th 2014 with three young musicians from a family line occupying an important place in the heritage of Black American Music.

- Wayne Baker Brooks, son of Lonnie Brooks, he accompanied his father as soon as he was old enough to play the guitar. At the head of his own band for 17 years, with an album, EP's, and singles for his own label Blues Island Records. Wayne is known for his electrified blues and contemporary style.

- Shawn Holt is the worthy heir of his father, the late Magic Slim. Surrounded by his father Teardrops, he published a superb album, "Daddy Told me" in the summer of 2013. At the top of the charts Blues in Chicago, he has earned Shawn and the Teardrops a Blues Music Award 2014 in the category "Best New Artist" and Blues Blast Awards 2014 in the category "Best New Artist".

- Tasha Taylor Johnnie Taylor became famous in the US with the acquisition of a classic 60s, "Who's making love" Claiming her Father as her main blues influence, Tasha also delight fans of nostalgic soul and contemporary rhythm & blues.

To accompany them on stage, an "all-star band" consisting of Russell Jackson on bass, who notably BB King together for 8 years, and Jerry Porter on drums, long officiated behind Buddy Guy and Magic Slim.

Russell Jackson will be the artistic director of the tour and the architect of a show offering a new vision of the blues, now more than ever, is still alive.



Marty Salzman


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Wayne Baker Brooks @ Muskegon Bike Time Concert Series in Muskegon, MI

Muskegon Bike Time Concert Series, Muskegon, MI, United States

Muskegon Bike Time is Celebrating Its 10th Anniversary

Muskegon Bike Time is back again for 2016 and celebrating its 10thAnniversary.  That’s 10 years of great bikes, great rides and great memories.  The event this year will be held July 14ththrough the 17th.

Muskegon Bike Time happens all along the West Michigan lakeshore and will include all of the amazing things visitors are accustomed to, as well as, lots of new changes designed especially for the Biker.

The focal point of Bike Time activities will be at Bike Time at the Rez, 4800 S. Harvey Street, Muskegon MI, on the site formerly known as Great Lakes Downs