David Whiteis

David Whiteis is a writer and educator living in Chicago. He is a past winner of the Blues Foundation’s Keeping the Blues Alive Award for Achievement in Journalism. He is the author of “Chicago Blues: Portraits and Stories”; “Southern Soul-Blues”; and “Blues Legacy: Tradition and Innovation in Chicago,” and the co-author of “Always the Queen: The Denise LaSalle Story.” His articles have appeared in numerous blues and jazz magazines, both in the U.S. and overseas.