Visit JamesStLaurentPhotography Here'Damn Right' Buddy Guy was in Montreal Saturday night! The 78 year old Blues legend made that clear from the get-go with his opening song; 'Damn Right I Got the Blues'. There is no greater torch bearer for the Blues than Mr. Buddy Guy and he is not shy to point that out. … Continue reading ‘Damn Right’ Buddy Guy was in Montreal Saturday Night!
Joe Bonamassa is the real deal. Carrying the legacy of the Blues to a higher level - all the while keeping his feet planted firmly in 'Muddy Waters'. And ... Howlin' Wolf Listen below to hear some tracks off Joe's homage to the pair of fabled Bluesmen. Muddy Wolf at Red Rocks? Can … Continue reading Joe Bonamassa – Live at Red Rocks ! Now – Montreal!
How many times has someone brought you to their car and showed you a double barrel shotgun in the trunk? How many times was it a legendary musician who used it to show strength? Well - Sax player and Chicago -born Blues player Johnny Beaudine may be one of very few who can answer in … Continue reading Johnny Beaudine; History of Chicago Blues – Part Two
How many times has someone sat down and explained how good Muddy Waters was. On how many occasions did someone tell a captive audience that Howlin' Wolf was the best ... How many of these storytellers actually played with and/ or witnessed these legends first hand? Not many. This is where saxophone player Johnny Beaudine … Continue reading Johnny Beaudine; The Blues – ‘Live’ from Chicago ….Part One
Toronto - born, Ottawa - raised Pat Travers - considers himself fortunate to grow up in an era which provided so many men for him to idolize. Clapton, Hendrix, Santana, Page - so many rock Gods. So much time to learn. "I was really lucky to get started at a time when guitars ruled the … Continue reading Pat Travers – Boom Boom; On Come the Lights !
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The Blues ... the Blues .. the Blues ... The foundation, along with Jazz, of music as we know it today. Popular music that is. There are many who carry the Blues tradition throughout North America and the world. Elmore James , Sonny Boy Williamson, Howlin' Wolf and Muddy Waters would be proud of the … Continue reading Ten Great Blues Artists – 2012