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  1. Andy Gunn's blues hotshotsRead the original story w/Photo

    15 hrs ago | The Northern Scot

    INVERNESS bluesman Andy Gunn has not just spend his life listening to the blues greats - he has also played alongside some of them. Spotted by Virgin Records' John Wooler while still in his teens - thanks to Wooler paying a visit to his mother, who lived in Inverness - Gunn and his band Jumpin' The Gunn were quickly signed up to Wooler's own specialist blues and Americana label Pointblank, putting Gunn, 14-year old vocalist Vicky Kitson and keyboard player Steve Skelton in the company of blues giants Larry McCray, Albert Collins, The Kinsey Report, John Lee Hooker, Solomon Burke, Pops Staples, Johnny Winter and Van Morrison.

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  2. Blues Band's Paul Jones & Dave Kelly to play Barton Ropery HallRead the original story w/Photo

    22 hrs ago | This Is Scunthorpe

    FANS of blues and folk are in for a treat with the gigs on offer at the Ropery Hall in Barton-Upon- Humber. The harmonica and guitar duo will play some of their own songs alongside hits by blues legends including Howling' Wolf and John Lee Hooker.

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  3. MULTI-TALENTED: Songwriter, guitarist, label boss and musical entrepreneur Michael EdwardRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Lancashire Telegraph

    ... I picked up a guitar that it was the life for me. "I learned to play by listening to old blues guys like John Lee Hooker, and spent some time playing in classic rock bands, so there's a big Jimi Hendrix and Led Zeppelin influence in there." Edward ...

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  4. Check this revelatory electric John Lee Hooker performance live in Detroit, 1970Read the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 23 | Metro Times

    It's hard to think of a blues musician more affiliated with Detroit than John Lee Hooker, who moved here in the late 1940s to work for Ford, play local clubs, and recorded dozens of great sides under various names for labels like Modern, Chess, Chance, De Luxe and Fortune Records. Hooker did some acoustic recordings, but of course he "went electric" very early on.

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  5. John Lee Hooker - Boogie Chillen' / Sally MaeRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 22 | MusicEmissions

    John Lee Hooker 's debut single was this classic from the late forties. Hooker had been around for many years already when he was finally signed up to Modern Records and cut this single.

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  6. INTENSE: Annie Eve will play at Kendal Library this month. Picture by Warren Orchard.Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 22 | Thewestmorland Gazette

    ... taught her to play on their father's Spanish guitar. Through him she discovered old blues artists such as John Lee Hooker and Robert Johnson, as well as the American punk of Green Day. In her late teens, she fell under the spell of Patti Smith and ...

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  7. American blues legend heads to ChesterRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Jan 19 | Wirral Globe

    The Minnesota-born guitarist and singer - coming to Chester on February 19 - has listened to, hung out with, opened up for, travelled and played with most of the great Blues men and women his whole adult life. Among them are Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf, John Lee Hooker, Big Mama Thornton, Koko Taylor, BB, Albert and Freddie King, Willie Dixon, Bukka White, Johnny Shines, Robert JR Lockwood, Mississippi Fred McDowell, Furry Lewis and Son House.

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  8. 2015 Hall of Fame Inductee Ricky Byrd Jams with Music Legends at...Read the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Jan 17 | PRWeb

    ... best known as a founding member of Joan Jett and the Blackhearts, will perform with Amy Madden, bassist for John Lee Hooker and Liberty DeVitto, drummer with Billy Joel, in their amazing Blues Trio configuration as part of the Grand Opening launch ...

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  9. Top 5 things to do inRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Jan 16 | CBC News

    ... can go be fancy. For the uninitiated, Barrelhouse parties play music from the '30s, '40s and '50s - think John Lee Hooker, Etta James, that kind of stuff. Most of it is jazz/blues/swing, and there's this super cute thing where you fill out a card ...

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  10. Robert Cray Band to Return to The Orleans Showroom, 2/28-3/1Read the original story

    Friday Jan 16 | BroadwayWorld.com

    Renowned rhythm and blues musician Robert Cray and his band will perform at The Orleans Showroom February 28 and March 1. Originally formed in 1974, the Northwest-based Robert Cray Band played gigs in Portland and Eugene, Ore., before branching out to Seattle and the San Francisco area. Early on, the band toured with guitar great Albert Collins, and by 1983, they were sharing the stage at Carnegie Hall with the likes of John Lee Hooker and Willie Dixon.

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  11. Sound Sleeper Vinyl Release Party Tonight at Churchill's, Admits: "We're Old Motherf*%kers"Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 15 | Broward-Palm Beach

    ... the new-found blues influence, Martinez hasn't spent the last few years delving into the wonders of John Lee Hooker or B.B. King. "I don't even listen to blues," admitted Martinez. "It must be crammed somewhere in my head and just comes out." With ...

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  12. David Lindley: 'Oud' Man OutRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 15 | Santa Barbara Independent

    ... a fat and hairy slide sound, loony stories, goofier lyrics (cat food sandwiches, anyone?), and stomping John Lee Hooker-esque blues grooves, all served up with an ornate improvisational inventiveness sufficient to induce both whiplash and laughter. ...

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  13. Jeff Moehlis: Kim Simmonds Bringing Savoy Brown to the 805Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 14 | Noozhawk

    Guitar legend Kim Simmonds founded British blues rock band Savoy Brown 50 years ago, and has been the only continuous member throughout the band's notable career and frequent lineup changes. The first Savoy Brown album, Shake Down , came out in 1967 and is credited with helping to spark the British Blues Boom with its covers of songs by the likes of Willie Dixon and John Lee Hooker .

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  14. Listen: Bluesman CeDell Davis' 'Catfish & Cornbread'Read the original story

    Tuesday Jan 13 | Los Angeles Times

    ... Screaming Trees, Tuatara and other bands) and guitarists Zakk and Greg Binns. The song, notably recorded by John Lee Hooker -- and later by Jimi Hendrix -- is given a spacious arrangement behind Davis' growling vocal. "While I was growing up on the ...

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  15. 'Last Man Standing' finds CeDell Davis growling his finest Delta bluesRead the original story

    Tuesday Jan 13 | Los Angeles Times

    ... Screaming Trees, Tuatara and other bands) and guitarists Zakk and Greg Binns. The song, notably recorded by John Lee Hooker - and later by Jimi Hendrix - is given a spacious arrangement behind Davis' growling vocal. "While I was growing up on the ...

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  16. The Premiere of "Back from the Dead: The Harsimus Sessions" Begins February 7thRead the original story

    Tuesday Jan 13 | 24-7 Press Release

    ... foot, Darren Deicide delivers a contemporary style of roots-influenced rock that has been described as "John Lee Hooker meets Johnny Rotten", "raw, bluesy punk by a one-man dervish", and "the energy of Hasil Adkins, the presence of Robert Johnson, ...

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  17. Lauren Daley a " Spotlight on Fall River: 2nd Annual Narrows Winter...Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 8 | SouthCoastToday.com

    ... the heat. They've shared the stage with Robert Cray, Three Dog Night, James Cotton, Jimmie Vaughn, John Lee Hooker Jr. and Sonny Landreth to name a few. These guys have racked up the hardware - including the Boston Blues Society's ...

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  18. Check out this rare live footage of Ali Farka Tour Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Jan 8 | Metro Times

    The Malian guitarist Ali Farka Toure was often compared by Western writers in the 1980s and '90s to blues greats like John Lee Hooker or Mississippi Fred McDowell for his repetitive droning style and the hypnotic, bluesy heaviness of his work. Here in these two videos, he appears to be performing in London for ex-pats and cognoscenti alike in this professionally-shot spot .

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  19. Rock and Baseball Halls of Fame: Stats, Influence and ArgumentsRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Jan 7 | WTNH

    ... healthy album sales, left out in the Cleveland cold, while Heart - Heart! - is inside with The Beatles and John Lee Hooker. But obviously, influence counts for something in the Rock Hall. Taylor Swift sells more records in a week than The Velvet ...

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  20. Alberta Adams dead at 97Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 28, 2014 | Music-News.com

    ... Alberta mainly worked in the Hasting Street area entertainment venues along with contemporaries such as John Lee Hooker, Eddie Kirkland and Big Maceo. In the early-50's, she was signed to Chess Records where she recorded with Red Saunders. Adams ...

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