Willie Kent Similar Artists

Johnny B. Moore - 100% match to Willie Kent

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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24 January 1950, Clarksdale, Mississippi, USA. Moore was first taught to play the guitar at the age of seven by his Baptist minister father. Four years later he was already playing in early evening sessions at local juke-joints. In 1964 he moved north to Chicago to join his father who had moved there six years earlier. He learned to read music at school and after leaving to Read more

Smokey Wilson - 63% match to Willie Kent

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

Lurrie Bell - 60% match to Willie Kent

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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13 December 1958, Chicago, Illinois, USA. The second son of Carey Bell, Lurrie’s musical interests were encouraged from an early age by his father and the guitarist Roy Johnson. By the age of eight Bell was regularly called onstage for guest appearances. In his teens he joined Koko Taylor’s band as guitarist. In the 80s he established himself as both a respected ba Read more

Johnny Dyer - 51% match to Willie Kent

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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1938, Rolling Fork, Mississippi, USA. Dyer took up the harmonica when he was seven and as a teenager sat in with Smokey Wilson in a local club. He moved to Los Angeles in January 1958 and formed his own band, the Blue Notes, backing visitors such as J.B. Hutto, Jimmy Reed and Jimmy Rogers. He later formed a duo with George Smith, at that time still working as Little Walter J Read more

Eddie C. Campbell - 38% match to Willie Kent

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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6 May 1939, Duncan, Mississippi, USA. Campbell began playing music on a one-string guitar, and later moved to Chicago with his family at the age of seven. He was inspired by Muddy Waters to learn to play seriously, and in the late 50s he was part of the coterie of young, exciting blues guitarists on the city’s west side (acquaintances included Magic Sam, Otis Rush, Luth Read more

E.C. Scott - 35% match to Willie Kent

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1990s 2000s
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Oakland, California, USA. The ‘brown-eyed vixen from the golden state of California’, Scott made her debut at the St. John’s Missionary Baptist Church in her home-town. Although warned off ‘worldly’ music by her family, Scott found herself drawn to artists such as Gladys Knight, Dinah Washington, Bobby Bland and Clarence Carter. At the age of 16 Scot Read more

Mad Dog Lester Davenport - 35% match to Willie Kent

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1970s 1990s 2000s
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16 January 1932, Tchula, Mississippi, USA. Prior to recording his debut album in 1992, Mad Dog Lester Davenport’s claim to fame had been as the replacement for Billy Boy Arnold in the Bo Diddley band, although he proved less adept at improvising on the harmonica over a one-chord vamp. He was five years old when he received a harmonica as a Christmas present; within a fe Read more

The Mannish Boys - 34% match to Willie Kent

Genres: Blues
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Snooky Pryor - 31% match to Willie Kent

Genres: Blues
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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James Edward Pryor, 15 September 1921, Lambert, Mississippi, USA, d. 18 October 2006. As a child Pryor became drawn to the harmonica after watching an albino player, John Blissett, together with his friend Jimmy Rogers. When he was 13 he saw Rice Miller (Sonny Boy Williamson number 2) play. After settling in Chicago in 1945 after US Army service, Pryor joined the Maxwell Str Read more


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