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Carlos Showers Beaten – Guitar Stolen

May 02
22:56 2016
Carlos showers PRS - photo by Connie Carroll

This is Carlos’ guitar that was taken from him by force. Photo is by Connie Carroll.

Chicago, IL – Local guitarist and friend to all, Carlos Showers was beaten and robbed yesterday while on his way to play a gig at B.L.U.E.S. on Halsted. The offenders that beat Showers took his gold PRS guitar, pictured here. Please note that Showers normally carried this guitar in a Fender Custom Shop gig bag. Showers plays for Nellie “Tiger” Travis, as well as his own Carlos Showers Blues Band. He has also played with Ron Hicks also as a sideman.

We spoke with Mike Wheeler,  who counts Showers as his “best friend.” According to Wheeler, the incident took place on 55th and Michigan last evening, leaving Showers bruised and banged up. The hospital had kept Showers overnight for tests and observation, releasing him this morning. Showers is now resting and working on getting better.

Anyone having information on his guitar please contact the police. As usual, keep an eye out at pawn shops and music stores around town. We all wish our Blues Brother Carlos Godspeed in his recovery.

Carlos Showers

Mike Wheeler


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Barry Kerzner

Barry Kerzner

For as long as I can remember I have loved music, especially Blues & Jazz. Now I write and share that love of music with others. To see my photoart, visit

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