Sanders played with the heaviest of hitters during his time in Chicago. Besides Howlin' Wolf, he also accompanied artists that included Jimmy Reed, Hound Dog Taylor, Albert King, Magic Sam, Little Junior Parker, BB King, and Bobby "Blue" Bland, to name just a few.
The nomination process is now open and concludes on July 3rd, 2018. All newly elected board members will be expected to serve a three year term, beginning on October 1st, 2018.
"This is American roots music, and it’s blues, boogie, jazz, swing, stride, rock and roll, rhythm and blues, gospel, all those things." - "Boogie" Bob Baldori
"I worked for him for 10 years, two records, 'West Side Strut' and 'Soul Funky.' It was the best ten years of my life. His stature, 6'4" was big, but not as big as his heart." - Lynn Orman Weiss
As part of Buddy Guy's Legends Blues Fest, the Blues Today Symposium will kick off at 2:00 pm (CDT) on Thursday, June 7th.
With Fountain at the helm, the Blind Boys rose from humble beginnings to the pinnacles of musical achievement.
A soft-spoken, witty man, Clearwater transformed into a firebrand on stage. His flamboyant, colorful performances and mild-mannered offstage persona will be mourned and remembered by millions.
"John loves his fans and is sorry to disappoint you, but is looking forward to seeing you soon at a venue near you. In the meantime, your prayers and good vibes are much appreciated!”
Stolen items include a 2013 Les Paul Gold Top, Naftaly's infamous 2001 Fender Stratocaster covered with stickers, a 2014 Squier Telecaster Blonde and more.