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Smokey Wilson - 100% match to Larry Garner

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Robert Lee Wilson, 11 July 1936, Glen Allan, Mississippi, USA. Wilson was eight when his father bought him his first guitar. His teenage years were spent developing his singing and playing skills. In 1961 he became a member of Junior Green And His Soul Searchers Band, which, after some years, he left to join Roosevelt ‘Booba’ Barnes, with whom he played for four ye Read more

Tom Principato - 97% match to Larry Garner

Genres: Blues
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Kenny Neal - 83% match to Larry Garner

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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14 October 1957, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA. The oldest son in Baton Rouge’s most famous musical family, six of whom are professional musicians, Neal was groomed throughout the 90s for blues stardom, but in a time of transition it remains an aim rather than an achievement.Neal accompanied his father to gigs from an early age, was given his first Read more

Joe Louis Walker - 79% match to Larry Garner

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

Lucky Peterson - 78% match to Larry Garner

Genres: Blues Christian & Gospel Funk
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Little Charlie & The Nightcats - 77% match to Larry Garner

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

Bobby Rush - 71% match to Larry Garner

Genres: Blues R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Emmitt Ellis Jnr., 10 November 1936, Homer, Louisiana, USA. For most of his career, Rush has managed to forge an amalgam of blues, soul and R&B which allows him the widest scope for personal expression.The son of a preacher, he began performing in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, with a band that included guitarist Boyd Gilmore and Johnny ‘Big Moose Read more

Guitar Shorty - 68% match to Larry Garner

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

Tab Benoit - 68% match to Larry Garner

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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17 November 1967, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA. Benoit started out playing classic rock cover versions in local bands. A gifted young guitarist, he was satisfied with this kind of music until a friend played him a copy of a Buddy Guy record. His musical world turned upside-down, Benoit set about recreating Guy’s deep-rooted emotion, adopting his style and researching mor Read more

Chris Cain - 61% match to Larry Garner

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Coco Montoya - 60% match to Larry Garner

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

Long John Hunter - 57% match to Larry Garner

Genres: Blues
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Tommy Castro - 56% match to Larry Garner

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Jimmy Dawkins - 55% match to Larry Garner

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

Big Jack Johnson - 54% match to Larry Garner

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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30 July 1940, Lambert, Mississippi, USA. Johnson’s father led a local band and at the age of 13 Jack was sitting in on acoustic guitar. He was inspired by B.B. King’s records to switch to electric guitar five years later, and in 1962 he sat in with Frank Frost and Sam Carr, with whom he continued to work sporadically through subsequent decades. This group recorded Read more


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