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Finis Tasby

Although he only lately recorded his first nationally distributed full-length album, Los Angeles-based singer and songwriter Finis Tasby is simply no spring chicken breast in the blues world. Tasby continues to be performing in the LA area for a long time, and for a long time before that in Dallas. …

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Ellis Hooks

Before arrival of Ellis Hooks within the 21st century blues and soul moments along with his now-signature meld of R&B, blues and Southern gospel, it seemed that the fantastic tales surrounding these musics had recently been told and passed into antiquity with the fantastic names assigned to them — Otis …

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Eddie Shaw

With regards to blues, Chicago’s strictly a electric guitar and harmonica town. Saxophonists who earn a living leading a blues music group in the Windy Town are scarce as hen’s tooth. But Eddie Shaw did precisely that since his longtime employer, Howlin’ Wolf, passed away in 1976. The powerfully built …

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Fenton Robinson

His Japan fans reverently dubbed Fenton Robinson “the mellow blues genius” due to his ultra-smooth vocals and jazz-inflected guitar function. But under the apparent subtlety resides a spark of continuous regeneration — Robinson tirelessly strives to invent something new and essential whenever he’s near a bandstand. The soft-spoken Mississippi indigenous …

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Eddy Clearwater

Once dismissed simply by purists being a Chuck Berry imitator (and a precise one in that), tall, trim, and lanky Chicago southpaw Eddy Clearwater is currently named a prime progenitor of Western world Side-style blues electric guitar. That’s not to state he won’t spice up a gig with just a …

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Barbara Carr

After decades of toiling in obscurity (including a low-profile stint on Chess), Barbara Carr finally started to make a name for herself in the past due ’90s like a brassy, often X-rated belter in the Southern soul-blues vein. A indigenous of St. Louis, Carr was created Barbara Crosby on January …

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Lee “Shot” Williams

Vocalist Lee “Shot” Williams sang a method of Southern soul-blues commensurate with the custom of vocalists like Bobby “Blue” Bland, Johnnie Taylor, and Albert Ruler. He got the nickname “Shot” from his mom at a age, due to his fondness for putting on suits and dressing being a “big shot.” …

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Joe Louis Walker

Certainly perhaps one of the most exciting and innovative artists gracing contemporary blues, guitarist Joe Louis Walker has glowed such as a glowing blue beacon because the release of his 1986 debut album for HighTone, Cold May be the Night. The disk announced his appearance in stunning style, and his …

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Lavelle White

Texas-based vocalist and songwriter “Miss” Lavelle White includes a significant discography of singles, many dating back again to the 1950s and ’60s, but she just released her 1st complete length album, Miss Lavelle, around the Austin, TX-based Antone’s label in 1994. To state the album is a long time arriving …

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James Armstrong

California-based blues guitarist, songwriter, and singer James Armstrong could be little in physical stature, but his guitar playing, unique lyrical themes, and singing will leave probably the most solidified of blues fans confident of his brilliance. It’s reasonable to state that Armstrong gets the music in his bloodstream: he’s the …

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