26 November 1965, Chicago, Illinois, USA. The son of late blues guitar player Luther Allison, blues guitarist/singer Bernard Allison has played in bands with his father and was a member of Koko Taylors Blues Machine during the 80s. Allison made his first album as a leader while he and his father were based in Paris, and a number of European releases followed before the guitarist made his American debut in 1997 with Keepin The Blues Alive. Allisons sound is rooted in the classic Chicago blues idiom he was born into, but he is also influenced by two comparatively younger players, Johnny Winter and the late Stevie Ray Vaughan. Allisons sound is contemporary, incorporating elements of funk and soul/R&B (he covered Johnny Guitar Watsons Real Mother Fa Ya on 1998s Times Are Changing), and his solos are often spiky, angular and refreshingly unpredictable. In an interview in Blues Revue magazine...
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