Tony McPhee

Genres: Blues Pop / Rock
Tags: blues guitar blues rock british blues rock bluesrock import Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades: 1960s 1970s 1990s 2000s
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23 March 1944, Humberstone, Lincolnshire, England. Guitarist and singer-songwriter McPhee was caught up in the lively British blues scene of the early 60s. He formed the Dollarbills and then John Lee’s Groundhogs. The latter unit attracted considerable attention among blues and R&B fans, and their reputation was enhanced owing to tours accompanying and also recording with visiting American bluesmen such as John Lee Hooker and Champion Jack Dupree. This was in the mid-60s but the UK blues scene was already on the wane, and John Lee’s Groundhogs soon folded. McPhee played on Dupree’s 1966 release From New Orleans To Chicago before forming Herbal Mixture. McPhee recorded independently of this group, but without much success, and he also played in the John Dummer Blues Band. He made a notable appearance alongside UK blues musicians including Jo Ann Kelly, Dave Kelly and Brett Marvin And The Thunderbolts on the anthologies Me And The Devil and I Asked...

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