Barry Goldberg Similar Artists

Harvey Mandel - 100% match to Barry Goldberg

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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11 March 1945, Detroit, Michigan, USA. This fluent, mellifluous guitarist was one of several young aspirants learning their skills in Chicago blues clubs. A contemporary of Paul Butterfield and Michael Bloomfield, Mandel was a member of both the Charlie Musselwhite and Barry Goldberg blues bands, before moving to the west coast in 1967. His debut album, Cristo Redentor, was Read more

Eddie Boyd - 90% match to Barry Goldberg

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Earl Hooker - 81% match to Barry Goldberg

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Earl Zebedee Hooker, 15 January 1930, Clarksdale, Mississippi, USA, d. 21 April 1970. Hooker’s interest in music was kindled at an early age. A self-taught guitarist, he began his itinerant career as a teenager, and having toured America’s southern states in the company of Robert Nighthawk, Ike Turner and many others, Earl made his first, rudimentary recordings in Read more

David Blue - 66% match to Barry Goldberg

Genres: Folk
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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Stuart David Cohen, 18 February 1941, Providence, Rhode Island, USA, d. 2 December 1982, New York City, New York, USA. Having left the US Army, Cohen arrived in Greenwich Village in 1960 hoping to pursue an acting career, but was drawn instead into the nascent folk circle. He joined a generation of younger performers - Eric Anderson, Phil Ochs, Dave Van Ronk and Tom Paxton Read more

Elvin Bishop - 52% match to Barry Goldberg

Genres: Blues Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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21 October 1942, Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA. Bishop moved to Chicago in his teens to study at university. An aspiring guitarist, he became one of several young white musicians to frequent the city’s blues clubs and in 1965 he joined the house band at one such establishment, Big John’s. This group subsequently became known as the Paul Butterfield Blues Band, and although Read more

Lowell Fulson - 52% match to Barry Goldberg

Genres: Blues Holiday & Seasonal
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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31 March 1921, Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA, d. 6 March 1999, Los Angeles, California, USA. Blues guitarist Lowell Fulson (whose surname was often mistakenly misspelled Fulsom) recorded steadily from 1946 onwards, and performed regularly on the US and European club circuits into the 90s. One of the founding fathers of West Coast blues, Fulson blended the rural blues of his home stat Read more

Charlie Musselwhite - 49% match to Barry Goldberg

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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31 January 1944, Mississippi, USA. Musselwhite grew up in Memphis where he was inspired to learn harmonica by hearing Sonny Terry on the radio. In 1962, he moved to Chicago, performing with Johnny Young, Big Joe Williams and J.B. Hutto. He also linked up with another white blues musician, Mike Bloomfield, before the latter went on to join Paul Butterfield’s group. Musse Read more

Pee Wee Crayton - 49% match to Barry Goldberg

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Connie Curtis Crayton, 18 December 1914, Liberty Hill, Texas, USA, d. 25 June 1985, Los Angeles, California, USA. After learning to play ukulele and banjo as a child, Crayton took up the guitar in his mid-twenties. He was inspired by Charlie Christian and T-Bone Walker, the latter of whom taught Crayton the basics of electric guitar playing. His tutelage was completed at the Read more

Bobby Charles - 41% match to Barry Goldberg

Genres: Cajun & Zydeco Pop / Rock R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Robert Charles Guidry, 21 February 1938, Abbeville, Louisiana, USA. Charles became well known in the 50s when three of his songs - ‘See You Later Alligator’, ‘Walking To New Orleans’ and ‘But I Do’ - were successfully covered by Bill Haley, Fats Domino and Clarence ‘Frogman’ Henry. The composer also recorded in his own right for Chicag Read more

Mick Taylor - 40% match to Barry Goldberg

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1990s 2000s
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Michael Kevin Taylor, 17 January 1948, Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, England. A rock and blues guitarist, much influenced by B.B. King, Muddy Waters and jazz saxophone giant John Coltrane, Taylor taught himself to play after leaving school at 15. His first band, the Welwyn Garden City-based Gods, also featured Ken Hensley (later of Uriah Heep) and John Glascock (later o Read more

Jimmy Dawkins - 39% match to Barry Goldberg

Genres: Blues R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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24 October 1936, Tchula, Mississippi, USA. Dawkins taught himself to play blues guitar in the early 50s and moved to Chicago in 1957, forming his own band two years later, while also working club dates with bluesmen such as Jimmy Rogers and Magic Sam. Dawkins is an expressive singer and a strong, inventive guitarist, and in the latter capacity he has been called on for recor Read more

Mighty Joe Young - 38% match to Barry Goldberg

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1970s 1990s 2000s
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23 September 1927, Shreveport, Louisiana, USA, d. 24 March 1999, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Blues guitarist Joe Young grew up in the northern state of Wisconsin but later relocated to Louisiana before settling in Chicago in the 50s. There he briefly joined a group called Joe Little And His Heart Breakers before joining ex-Muddy Waters harmonica player Billy Boy Arnold in his ba Read more

Michael Bloomfield - 37% match to Barry Goldberg

Genres: Blues Pop / Rock
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Roosevelt Sykes - 35% match to Barry Goldberg

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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31 January 1906, Elmar, Arkansas, USA, d. 17 July 1983, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. Sykes learned piano at the age of 12 and by the early 20s was playing in local barrelhouses. He moved to St. Louis in 1928 and his first recordings for OKeh Records and Victor Records were made from 1929-31. During the 30s, Sykes recorded for Decca Records and acted as a talent scout for the Read more

Long John Hunter - 34% match to Barry Goldberg

Genres: Blues
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