Lonesome Sundown Similar Artists

Silas Hogan - 56% match to Lonesome Sundown

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s
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15 September 1911, Westover, Louisiana, USA, d. 9 January 1994. Hogan learned guitar from his uncles, but also from records by artists such as James ‘Kokomo’ Arnold and Blind Lemon Jefferson. He moved to Baton Rouge during his late 20s and over the years established himself on the city’s blues scene. His band first recorded in 1959, with a record issued under Read more

K.C. Douglas - 26% match to Lonesome Sundown

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s
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21 November 1913, Sharon, Mississippi, USA, d. 18 October 1975, Berkeley, California, USA. Baptised with initials only, Douglas came from a strict Baptist family, his father a minister who disapproved of blues. Although interested in the guitar, he did not acquire one until 1936, taking instruction from uncle Scott Douglas and cousin Isadore Scott. Moving to Jackson, Mississ Read more

Lightnin' Slim - 14% match to Lonesome Sundown

Genres: Blues
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Jimmy Reed - 13% match to Lonesome Sundown

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1950s 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Mathis James Reed, 6 September 1925, Leland, Mississippi, USA, d. 29 August 1976, Oakland, California, USA. Jimmy Reed was a true original: he sang in a lazy mush-mouthed ramble, played limited, if instantly recognizable, harmonica, and even more minimal guitar. He produced a series of hits in the 50s that made him the most successful blues singer of the era.

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Slim Harpo - 13% match to Lonesome Sundown

Genres: Blues R&B / Soul
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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James Moore, 11 January 1924, Lobdel, Louisiana, USA, d. 31 January 1970, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, USA. The eldest in an orphaned family, Moore worked as a longshoreman and building worker during the late 30s and early 40s. One of the foremost proponents of post-war rural blues, he began performing in Baton Rouge bars under the name Harmonica Slim. He later accompanied Lightn Read more

Walter Brown - 12% match to Lonesome Sundown

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1980s 2000s
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August 1916, Dallas, Texas, USA, d. June 1956, Lawton, Oklahoma, USA. Discovered by band leader Jay McShann just a few days before his band’s debut recording session for Decca Records in Dallas in April 1941, vocalist Brown became the band’s biggest selling point, with his laid-back blues style on such successful titles as ‘Hootie Blues’, ‘Lonely Boy Read more

John Littlejohn - 11% match to Lonesome Sundown

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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John Wesley Funchess, 16 April 1931, Learned, Mississippi, USA, d. 1 February 1994, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Littlejohn taught himself to play guitar and was inspired by Henry Martin, a blues guitarist friend of his father. In 1946, he left home and was an itinerant worker before settling in Gary, Indiana, in 1951 and taking up the guitar seriously. He quickly became a popula Read more


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