Individual Author Record
Name:Pen Name: David Whiteis Genre: C:ADULT History Non-Fiction Born: Connecticut E-Mail:
Illinois ConnectionWhiteis lives in Chicago. He moved there in the late 70's.
Biographical and Professional InformationDavid 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.
*"Chicago Blues: Portraits and Stories", University of Illinois Press, 2006 *"Southern Soul-Blues", University of Illinois Press, 2013 *"Always the Queen: The Denise LaSalle Story", University of Illinois Press, 2020 - written with Denise LaSalle *"Blues Legacy: Tradition and Innovation in Chicago", University of Illinois Press, 2019