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)


Great thread topic! Thanks for posting. I’ve listened to the blues on and off for 50 years (yes, I’m old). After the passing of the greats-Muddy Waters, et al, I stopped listening for a bit. In the last couple of years I’ve started listening to newer blues. I think these are worth while-

Eric Bibb-Spirit and the Blues

Rhiannon Giddens-They’re Calling Me Home

John Hiatt-Crossing Muddy Waters (an older release, from 2000, that I purchased last year)

Jorma Kaukonen-Live at the Bottom Line

Sue Foley-Pinky’s Blues

Samantha Fish-Faster

Larkin Poe-Kindred Spirits

Dave Alvin and Jimmie Dale Gilmore-Downey to Lubbock

Thanks for starting this thread. It’s refreshing and informative. And I am mainly a blues music guy.

You guys are awesome.  Some really good music/musicians listed here already, so keep them coming!  Some I know and many I don't so I am looking forward to exploring.  I just found three Marquise Knox albums on Roon.

It seems more than a few popular rock bands (or at least some of their musicians) started their careers playing blues so sometimes looking backwards leads to amazing discoveries.  Jack Cassidy did a great job on a couple of Government Mule tunes off of their Deepest End album.  I need to go back and revisit Hot Tuna!

OP, thanks for starting this thread.

@mitch2   +1 for Eric Bibb

FWIW, I've been listening lately to Hans Theesink, an acoustic Dutch bluesman now living in Vienna.  His renditions of American blues are very good.  Occasionally his Dutch accent shows, but he is the real deal as far as I'm concerned.

I'll bemail listening tonight to some of the recommendations from this thread.  Have a good day.