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 suggestions above. Been a long time blues fan after spending some years in Chicago clubs. Here are some you might check out

Melvyn Taylor “Plays The Blues For You” -great pressing electric chicago blues

Lucky Peterson “Just Warming Up” - outstanding final lp right before his untimely death. Electric.Highly Recommended 

Artist who have large excellent discography both electric and acoustic:

Luther Allison (“Hand me down my moonshine” (acoustic) Soul Fixin Man (electric), Buddy Guy, Johnny Winter, Mayhall, Robert Cray and Muddy of course but most not new per se.

English Blues/blues rock: Rory Gallagher, First couple Climax Blues Band lp’s, Gary Moore, Kim Simmons and Savoy Brown (sad loss too)

Newer Artists to check out: Selwyn Birchwood, Kingfish as you noted, 

As Buddy says…”If you ain’t had the blues …just wait”




There are lots of mentions for some really good blues players on here, some I have never heard of.  Thanks @mitch2 for starting this conversation, now I will have to dig into some new music to listen to.

Han Theesink's "Songs of the Southland."

All hands on deck are juicy musicians, and the recording is top notch.

@wharfy +on Ms.Fish....

...great when a fav comes to town...

She was slated to be back 12/'23 with some friends, had the tix early, went to, pulled in to park, and watched as everyone who came, went....


Fire marshal pulled the plug on the entire evening...'something' wasn't up to snuff...

Went out to eat (SalvSta has food, good 'nuff for the venue) and got vaguely drunk instead...🤪

Hurts when the site has to refund a sold-out show....