Eddy Clearwater performing “Came Up The Hard Way.” Eddy “The Chief” Clearwater has been a mainstay of the Chicago Blues scene since the 1950’s. He learned to play guitar left-handed and strung upside down. “The Chief” has played with Magic Sam, Otis Clay and Lonnie Brooks among many others. I’ve been fortunate enough to see him several times. This song is one of his signature tunes.