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Pen Name: David Whiteis

Genre: C:ADULT History Non-Fiction

Born: Connecticut


Illinois Connection

Whiteis lives in Chicago. He moved there in the late 70's.

Biographical and Professional Information

David Whiteis is an author, freelance writer and educator living in Chicago. He began his journalism career at the Hartford Advocate in 1976. He focused on writing about the Blues after moving to Chicago in the late 70’s.

Whiteis contributes to the Chicago Reader, Living Blues, Juke Blues, Down Beat. His articles have also appeared in the Chicago Tribune and special publications such as the Chicago Blues Annual and programs for events like the Chicago Blues Festival.

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-- *Keeping the Blues Alive Award for Achievement in Journalism, Blues Foundation, 2001