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Charles Clinton Adcock, 1971, Louisiana, USA. Raised in Lafayette, Louisiana, Adcock played guitar from an early age. Deeply influenced by blues and zydeco, in his early teens he was in a band named Boogie Chillun that played R&B-slanted music. After leaving school, he spent some time in Los Angeles, California, playing in blues bands. He was in groups supporting artists such as Bo Diddley and Buckwheat Zydeco. Back in Lafayette, Adcock made demo tapes that came to the attention of Island Records A&R man, Denny Cordell, who signed him to the label and helped release 1994s self-titled debut. His follow-up albums, leaning more towards rock n roll, sold well and he formed his own band, Cowboy Stew Blues Revue, which included in its ranks guitarist Little Buck Senegal, noted former sideman of Clifton Chenier. Playing a raw and energized form of the blues with strong zydeco overtones, Adcock gained a following attracted not only by the...