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Anthony Labuguen

I grew up in South Elgin, Illinois, about forty miles west of Chicago. I went into the city often to visit family and friends and when I was older, I went myself, taking a commuter train or bumming a ride from friends that had driver's licenses. I learned to play harmonica-and the blues-on the infamous Maxwell St. (back when it was still there). I eventually went to school for a time in the Loop, at Columbia College, where I mostly majored in the City, its sights, and most importantly, its sounds. Music was big in my family, and while rock was an early favorite (especially Santana), and it co-existed quite easily in my record collection with jazz recordings( my favorite being late fifites to mid sixties jazz), jazz was what I wanted to play

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