Interviews Interviews with Historical Significance

Paul Oliver – One of the world’s leading authorities and writer on the history of the blues.

Norman Beaker – Part of the British Blues scene since the early 1970s.

Victor Brox – One of the most underrated champions of the British Blues scene.

Michael Burks – “Ironman”, winner of the Sonny Payne Award for Blues Excellence.

Randy Chortkoff – CEO of Delta Groove & Eclecto Groove Records.

Steve Cropper – One of the pioneers of “The Memphis Sound”; probably the best-known soul guitarist in the world.

Peter Donegan – Son of the legendary Lonnie Donegan.

Gary Fletcher – One of the founders of The Blues Band, formed in 1979 and still going strong.

Michael Frank – Owner of Earwig Records and manager of David ‘Honeyboy’ Edwards.

Larry Garner – Baton Rouge exponent of the ‘Swamp Blues’ tradition.

Alvin Youngblood Hart – The ‘musician’s musician’ praised by the likes of Bob Dylan, Eric Clapton and Mick Taylor.

The Holmes Brothers – New York trio serving up a gumbo of gospel, blues, country, funk, reggae, soul & R&B for over three decades.

James Hunter – British guitarist performed with the likes of B.B. King, Buddy Guy, John Lee Hooker, Junior Wells, Etta James, Aretha Franklin, etc.

Wilko Johnson – British guitarist and founder of the legendary Dr. Feelgood.

Paul Jones – British singer, actor, harmonica player, radio personality and television presenter of The Blues Show for over thirty years.

Booker T Jones – The legendary Stax sound of Booker T & The MGs.

Dave Kelly – British guitarist ‘par excellence’ performed with Muddy Waters, Howlin’ Wolf, John Lee Hooker and founder of The Blues Band.

Catfish Keith – World-touring acoustic blues pioneer considered for thirteen Grammy Award nominations.

Paul Lamb – British harmonica player since the 1960s, including mentoring by Sonny Terry.

Doug MacLeod – ‘The Storytelling Bluesman’.

Tony T.S. McPhee – Founder of The Groundhogs back in the 1970s.

Michael Messer – Virtuoso slide guitarist, singer, blues & roots innovator and producer.

Coco Montoya – Long time guitarist with John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers, started his career as a drummer with Albert Collins.

Joseph “Mojo” Morganfield – Youngest son of Muddy Waters.

Mud Morganfield – Eldest son of Muddy Waters.

Sugar Ray Norcia – Soul blues singer with The Bluetones since the 1980s.

Louisiana Red -Lived and played the blues for half a century performed with B.B. King and Muddy Waters.

Magic Slim – Son of sharecroppers, started playing the blues guitar in the cotton fields and continued playing the blues into his 70s.

John Steel – Founder member of The Animals back in the early 1960s and still performing to this day.

Mick Taylor – Legendary guitarist with John Mayall’s Bluesbreakers and The Rolling Stones.

Earl Thomas – Gospel, soul and blues singer/songwriter, has written songs for Etta James, Tom Jones and Solomon Burke.

Walter Trout – Praised as one of the world’s greatest rock guitarists, with five decades playing the blues.

Joe Louis Walker – Guitarist who has performed with John Lee Hooker, Otis Rush, Willie Dixon, John Mayall and Muddy Waters.

Richard Wall – Author of the novel ‘Fat Man Blues’.

Carl Weathersby – W.C. Handy award nominee who has worked with Albert KIng and Billy Branch.

Rev. John Wilkins – Son of legendary bluesman Robert Wilkins.

Gregg Wright – The only man in music history to have played guitar with the 2 biggest record sellers of all time – Michael Jackson and Fleetwood Mac.

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