Newer Blues Artists or Recordings

Any suggestions for new’ish blues artists and/or recordings you have discovered and enjoyed over the past few years? Please include all types of blues music and artists - traditional blues, southern rock/blues (e.g., Allman Bros., etc.), blues/soul, slower blues (i.e., good for background music while working), and cross-overs such as blues recordings by well-known rock or popular artists such as Boz Scaggs, Robin Trower, Eric Clapton, and others. Let’s help each other discover new blues music.

I will start with a couple of newer, young artists that I enjoy...

  • Marcus King (try, Carolina Confessions or El Dorado)
  • Christone "Kingfish" Ingram (try, Live in London)

Kingfish,  good entry.  Not new but new to me this last year or two is Tab Benoit.  Mix of southern Delta /Zydeco blues guitar/vocal.  Some great Telarc recordings too once he hit his stride.  


There’s a Hot Tuna box set out with 2 sets from the Sweetwater and 1 set from Japan. The recording is really good. Jorma Kaukonen is on guitarist/vocals and Jack Casady’s bass is a standout. These guys were early Jefferson Airplane members that went out on their own.  Really good blues rock.