Louis Myers

Genres: Blues
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Decades: 1970s 1980s 1990s


18 September 1929, Byhalia, Mississippi, USA, d. 5 September 1994, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Growing up in a musical family, Myers began playing harmonica at the age of eight, and guitar two years later. He moved to Chicago in 1941 and played with Arthur ‘Big Boy’ Spires for three years. With his brother Dave Myers, Junior Wells and later, drummer Fred Below, he formed the Aces and in the 50s became known for his light, jazzy and swinging guitar blues work. In later years he worked with the re-formed Aces and the Legendary Blues Band. His own material appeared on the Abco, Advent, and JSP labels. Although he was primarily known for his fluent guitar work, Myers was also an impressive harmonica player in the modern amplified style. His final album, 1992’s Tell My Story Movin’, was hampered by the effects of a recent stroke.

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