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Downchild Blues Band - 100% match to Kenny Neal

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Formed in Toronto, Canada, the Downchild Blues Band is surpassed only by Rush in terms of name recognition within that city’s musical firmament - and the Downchild Blues Band can boast of even greater longevity. Led by former pig farmer Donnie Walsh (harp, guitar), the group adopted their name from Sonny Boy Williamson’s recording ‘Mr Downchild’, when they f Read more

Dave Hole - 97% match to Kenny Neal

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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30 March 1948, Heswall, Cheshire, England. Hole’s family moved to Perth, Western Australia, when he was four years old. The music of the Rolling Stones inspired him to pick up the guitar, and through them he discovered Muddy Waters and Howlin’ Wolf. He had been playing for some 10 years before he took up slide guitar. A broken little finger caused him to play over Read more

Tinsley Ellis - 86% match to Kenny Neal

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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4 June 1957, Atlanta, Georgia, USA. Like many American musicians of his generation, Ellis first took up the guitar at the age of seven, inspired by groups in the late 60s British blues rock invasion. While playing in rock bands, he took an increasing interest in the work of Howlin’ Wolf, Muddy Waters and John Lee Hooker and particularly in guitarists Freddie King, Buddy Read more

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Michael Burks - 75% match to Kenny Neal

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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1957, Milwaukee, USA. Coming from a long line of musicians, Burks was taught to play the guitar at an early age by his bass playing father. He began playing live at the age of six and by his teens was playing regularly in his father’s Bradley Ferry Country Club in Camden. The closure of the club in the mid-80s forced Burks to reassess his musical career, and he found wo Read more

Louisiana Red - 74% match to Kenny Neal

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Iverson Minter, 23 March 1936, Vicksburg, Mississippi, USA. Although beginning as a sincere imitator of his various heroes, including Muddy Waters, Lightnin’ Hopkins and John Lee Hooker, Louisiana Red has gained stature of his own as an instinctive and creative blues singer and guitarist. Red spent his earliest years in a variety of orphanages, his mother having died a Read more

Duke Robillard - 72% match to Kenny Neal

Genres: Blues Jazz Music Videos & Concerts
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Michael Robillard, 4 October 1948, Woonsocket, Rhode Island, USA. Although associated in most minds with Roomful Of Blues, the band he formed with pianist Al Copley in 1967, Robillard’s ambitions reach beyond the rigorous guidelines of the blues. This is reflected in the number of times he has left blues-based bands in order to pursue more personal musical goals. In its Read more

Tommy Castro - 67% match to Kenny Neal

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Joe Louis Walker - 57% match to Kenny Neal

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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25 December 1949, San Francisco, California, USA. Although born in the city and raised during the era of ‘flower power’, Walker had a strong and realized sense of the blues tradition. Nevertheless, he abandoned blues in the mid-70s to sing with gospel group the Spiritual Corinthians, but returned to his first love in 1985 when he assembled a new band, the Boss Talk Read more

Coco Montoya - 56% match to Kenny Neal

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Santa Monica, California, USA. Montoya first rose to prominence in 1972 when a chance meeting in Culver City, California, led him to join Albert Collins’ band as drummer. He took every opportunity to study the master guitarist closely over the five years they worked together. Thereafter Montoya concentrated on his day job, until another chance meeting shaped his future. Read more

Delbert McClinton - 55% match to Kenny Neal

Genres: Blues Country & Bluegrass Music Videos & Concerts
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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4 November 1940, Lubbock, Texas, USA. This white R&B artist honed his craft working in a bar band, the Straitjackets, backing visiting blues giants such as Sonny Boy Williamson, Howlin’ Wolf, Lightnin’ Hopkins and Jimmy Reed. McClinton made his first recordings as a member of the Ron-Dels, and was noted for his distinctive harmonica work on Bruce Channel’s Read more

Jimmy Thackery - 53% match to Kenny Neal

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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19 May 1953, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA. Raised in Washington, DC, blues rock guitarist Thackery is a raw live player who has earned favourable comparisons to Stevie Ray Vaughan. With Mark Wenner he formed the blues-based Nighthawks in 1972, recording 20 albums over 15 years and touring extensively. Tired of the endless touring schedule, Thackery left the band in 1987 and Read more

Marcia Ball - 53% match to Kenny Neal

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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20 March 1949, Orange, Texas, USA. Born into a musical family, Ball took piano lessons throughout her childhood until she was 14. Her formative years were spent in Vinton, Louisiana, and while at Louisiana State University she played in a blues-rock band, Gum. She also took particular interest in the styles of Fats Domino and Professor Longhair. Moving to Austin in the early Read more

Guitar Shorty - 52% match to Kenny Neal

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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David William Kearney, 8 September 1939, Houston, Texas, USA. A penchant for acrobatics disguises Shorty’s real talent as a blues guitarist. He grew up in Kissimmee, Florida, where his uncle Willie Quarterman introduced him to the guitar. At 17 he was playing in the house band at Tampa’s Club Royal, where he first acquired his stage name. A year later, he went to C Read more

Corey Stevens - 50% match to Kenny Neal

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Illinois, USA. Stevens bought his first guitar, a second-hand acoustic, with the money his grandfather gave him from pawned fishing gear. By the age of 15, Stevens had learnt to play rhythm guitar and had begun to write songs for his band. He studied music at Southern Illinois University, including classical guitar. However, his extra-curricular activities focused on going o Read more

Little Charlie & The Nightcats - 50% match to Kenny Neal

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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The line-up of this popular, long-serving blues band originally comprised Rick Estrin (5 October 1950, San Francisco, California, USA; vocals/harmonica), ‘Little’ Charlie Baty (b. 10 July 1953, Birmingham, Alabama, USA; guitar), Jay Peterson (bass) and Dobie Strange (b. 15 November 1948, Red Bluff, California, USA; drums). One of the most proficient bands performin Read more


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