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)

@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.

Might want to take a listen to the Teskey Brothers.

nice bluesy Motown vibe to their music. 


For some Chicago-style electric blues/jump blues with terrific slide guitar check out:

Lil' Ed and the Blues Imperials, "Roughousin'", "What You See is What You Get", "Jump Start".

A great band to see live as well. I've seen them three times and they are terrific. Lil' Ed learned his style from his uncle, J.B. Hutto. Or at least that is what he told me after he stole my seat the bar (The Music Box) one freezing late night in Cleveland.

For some electric/swing/jump blues check out Big Joe and the Dynaflows ... "Layin' in the Alley", "I'm Still Swingin'".

And for some traditional/Delta/acoustic blues, check out Rory Block. IMO, the best acoustic blues guitar player alive, and with an angelic voice to boot. To start with, check out, "High Heeled Blues", "Last Fair Deal", and "When a Woman Gets the Blues". Some of her releases, such as "Tornado", while good music and a few blues tracks, can be more adult pop than blues. She is a national treasure.

Not new but I  have a Mighty Sam McClain "Keep on Moving"  this. Was on an audiophile record label, but I can't remember.  Soulful, tuneful and dynamicly recorded.  May not be a mixdown.