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)

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.

Try Carmen Gomes, A friend recommended Carmen Gomes sings the Blues (Songs from Belafonte) I have been listening to it regularly for a month now, along with some of her other stuff.

If you're looking for more traditional blues, I'd like to call attention to the website for This is a charitable foundation that's devoted to providing a wide range of assistance to artists in need who are primarily older Carolina Piedmont Blues performers, most of whom are in financial need and/or poor health. The artists they've helped include Guitar Gabriel, Etta Baker, Beverly Guitar Watson, Cootie Stark etc. Members of the MM Advisory Board include such artists as Taj Mahal, Derek Trucks and Susan Tedeschi, Bonnie Raitt, Elvin Bishop, and Pete Townshend. Below is a description of some of the things MM does, and I urge you to check out their site for more info....and send them a few bucks if you can!

"Music Maker takes a holistic approach to the needs of our partner artists. We prioritize their health and quality of life. We recognize that no two artists have identical needs. To support our artists in both their lives and their careers, we provide a wide umbrella of services. We help them get medical care and access to affordable housing. To make their music accessible to a wider slice of the public, we help them secure recording opportunities and book performances for them around the globe. We create the promotional materials they need to publicize their performances."

Great thread!I love traditional blues but have difficulty finding newer artists that don't inject an inordinate amount of loud rock n roll into it. Larkin Poe and Joe Bonamassa are incredibly talented but the long guitar and slide solos are not for me.I appreciate having a few new ones to hunt for:-)

Peter Green Splinter Group - Hot Foot Powder or the live album simply named "Peter Green Splinter Group" are faves

Tony Joe White - Hoodoo or Raincrow are favorite albums

BB King duet albums are faves too - Live at the Apollo or Deuces Wild (yes they're old but excellent)

@ezwind - Tedeschi Trucks Band is on my list of "really want to see" bands, for sure.  The Bourbon and Beyond Festival in Louisville in Sept. is within striking distance for me so thinking I should jump on that opportunity.  Seeing them at Red Rocks would have been killer!  I believe I have seen YouTube videos from that show.

The Allman Bros. Live at the Beacon concerts, 2009, are a staple on my playlist - Derek Trucks, Warren Haynes, and Eric Clapton on stage together - amazing guitars!  I could listen to Derek's slide for hours.

Also, thanks for the Music Maker shout-out.

@vandy357 - Both Jonny Lang and Government Mule have played at a really cool old theatre in Kalamazoo.  Both concerts were outstanding.  Jonny Lang because he was so good for being so young (years ago) and Gov't Mule (more recently) because Warren Haynes is amazing and one of my favorites.

@treepmeyer - Thank @wharfy for the Eric Bibb recommendation, and thank you for Hans Theesink, lots of his music on Roon so I will listen.