Chicago’s Best Bluesman on New Album ‘Hard Times’ – American Blues Scene

John Prime is a two-time Grammy nominated artist and was a bandleader for Muddy Waters, Willie Dixon, and Magic Slim & The Tear Drops. A Chicago master blues musician, John plays rhythm, lead, slide, sings, and writes his own material. He’s played and recorded with The Rolling Stones, Junior Wells, Sammy Lawhorn, Buddy Guy, Gary … Read more

Bluesman David ‘Guitar Shorty’ Kearney September 8, 1934-April 20, 2022

Photo: Guitar Shorty, courtesy of Alligator Records Bluesman David ‘Guitar Shorty’ Kearney September 8, 1934-April 20, 2022Internationally Touring Artist Recorded Eleven Solo AlbumsOver Seven Decade CareerToured With Ray Charles, Guitar Slim and Sam Cooke From Alligator RecordsAward-winning master bluesman David Kearney — known and beloved by fans worldwide as Guitar Shorty — died on Wednesday, … Read more

Bayou Bluesman Kenny Neal Talks ‘Straight From the Heart’ – American Blues Scene

As a second-generation child of the Bayou State, Kenny Neal has taken his own inimitable guitar, gale-force harp and roadworn voice all over the globe. But in 2022, the Grammy and BMA nominated blues master’s latest album, Straight From The Heartfinds him drawn by the siren call of his hometown and musical ground zero, Baton … Read more