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)

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.

I'm surprised that the Tedeschi Trucks Band hasn't been mentioned yet. They're not quite a straight ahead blues band as they blend a variety of other genres including R&B, funk, jazz, soul and rock. Derek Trucks, the former child prodigy, cut his teeth with the post-Dickie ABB alongside Warren Haynes and has to be mentioned among the greatest slide players of all time. Susan Tedeschi is a wonderful blues singer with a distinctive style, along with adding a solid rhythm and double lead guitar to the mix. The rest of the band, which includes a total of something like 10 musicians and singers, is rock solid and they put out a huge sound. I saw them at Red Rocks last summer and they just killed it. Check out their latest and probably best album, I Am The Moon.  Their Layla Revisited album is also outstanding.

Unless I missed it, so far I don’t see any mention of Jonny Lang, his music is great. He started playing guitar at age 12, in his mid 40’s now I think. Another great blues band is Gov’t Mule.