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Mel Davis

The cousin of blues great T-Bone Walker, Mel Davis has crafted his own Tx blues niche. The first choice of his very own music group, the Blues Experts, featuring keyboard participant Lawrence Bell, guitarist Bob Richardson, saxophone participant Louis Thompson, bassist Clay Windham, and drummer Weldon Gentry, Davis reached his peak along with his 1992 record N2 Deep, a finalist for the W.C. Handy Prize. A indigenous of Conroe, TX, Davis was created to try out the blues. As a kid, he spent a lot of time hanging out, hearing his dad playing drums. After hearing a music group offering his cousins Willie “Kid” Garrett on harmonica, T-Bone Walker on electric guitar and vocals, Noah Gomer on keyboards, and Uncle Ed Cass on electric guitar, he was motivated to begin with playing harmonica. He kept money for per month before purchasing his initial harmonica in 1952. A football player in senior high school, Davis continuing his education at Prairieville University, where he examined electrical engineering. Going for a work with IBM pursuing his graduation, he well balanced his use performances with a number of regional blues bands, creating a exclusive single-note method of the harmonica. After playing briefly being a duo with bass participant Erbie Bowser, Davis added drummer T.D. Bell in 1987. He produced the Blues Experts, with Bell’s kid, Lawrence Bell, on keyboards.

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