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16 April 1979, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, d. 15 April 2008, Atlanta, Georgia, USA. Blues guitarist Costello made his initial impact in the mid-90s as a teen prodigy, and built on his early promise to establish a career as one of the most talented players of his generation.
Raised in Atlanta, Georgia, Costello began playing guitar at the age of nine and, after hearing Stevie Ray Vaughan, embraced the blues wholeheartedly. Mentored by local bluesman Felix Reyes, Costello won the Beale Street Blues Societys talent award at the age of 14. He hooked up with fellow guitarist Susan Tedeschi, touring with her band for a two-year period during the mid-90s. Costello branched out on his own in 1996, recording his debut album Call The Cops with his backing band the Jivebombers (bass player Carl Shankle, keyboard player/harpist Paul Linden and drummer Terrence Prather). The album was a raw and promising notification of Costellos talents,...