Wayne Baker Brooks' live performance and songs featured on NBC Sports "Global Golf Adventure -Chicago" on Saturday, March 30 at 2:30 p.m. ET
NBC Sports will present Global Golf Adventure-Chicago on Saturday, prior to the network's live third round coverage of the Shell Houston Open. Global Golf Adventure-Chicago is produced and hosted by Golf Channel on NBC analyst Mark Rolfing.
Rolfing showcases the sights, sounds and people of Chicago, including conversations with two very recognizable Chicago personalities: golfer Luke Donald (one of the 16 golfers who have risen to the top of the Official World Golf Ranking) and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel discussing what he describes as "the best job I've ever had in public life", a brief look at the history of Chicago golf, and the music of one of the City's finest Blues musicians Wayne Baker Brooks.
Wayne Baker Brooks recorded a live performance of "Sweet Home Chicago" for this episode at one of Chicago's most famous blues clubs: The Kingston Mines. Enjoy watching Wayne's rendition of "Sweet Home Chicago" and listen to his music being featured throughout the episode! The show fittingly opens with Wayne's
song "Something's Going Down (in the city)", tribute to his hometown and featuring fellow Chicagoans TWISTA and Sugar Blue.
A city, Mayor Rahm Emanuel describes as: "It has a natural beauty, it has the beauty of its people, and while there's a common phrase "think locally, act globally" Chicago is a global city built on neighborhoods. And mind you it captures, what is going on around the world today....it's the most livable big city in America, in my view."
During the 30-minute episode a total of six original Wayne's songs are aired: Mystery, Exiled, Tell Me, I Can Read Your Mind, Nu Kinda Blues and Something's Going Down. Each of the four segments features only Wayne's original tracks both from his four star rated album "Mystery" and current releases from the 2012 EP "Tricks Up My Sleeves".
Be sure to mark your calendar and enjoy Wayne Baker Brooks and his songs on Global Golf Adventure - Chicago on Saturday, March 30 at 2:30 pm ET, only on NBC Sports.
Wayne Baker Brooks has been steeped in music all his life. Although he was born as the youngest son to a blues legend, he is self-taught and has earned his way by blazing his own musical trail. In 1998, Wayne spearheaded and co-authored the book Blues For Dummies with his father Lonnie Brooks; rocker Cub Koda,and Oscar nominee Dan Aykroyd. In 2003 Brooks started his own label, Blues Island Records. His first release was the four-star rated Mystery. His latest release is "Tricks Up My Sleeves EP"
Global Golf Adventure premiered in 2010 on NBC Sports creating a first of its kind golf and travel show for U.S. national network audiences. In it's 19th year of broadcasting the 30-minute program includes interviews with professional golfers and celebrities familiar with the episode's location, as well as segments about the
featured sites lifestyle, culture and unique adventures.