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)

Manu Katche: Neighbourhood (2005)


Session artist discovered via a CD bin search. 
Last seen on Peter Gabriel’s I/O Tour 2023. 

Take a listen to band Blackberry Smoke.  Guitarist Charlie Starr plays quite a bit with Warren Haynes.  This should be right in your wheelhouse.  

Take at look at Joe Bonamassa...or any of the artist he takes on the "Blues at Sea cruises... bluesaliveat

I second Ana Popovic.  Try these:

-- Joanne Shaw Taylor

-- Sugar Ray Norcia

-- Ruthie Foster

-- Joanna Connor

Now I gotta go.  A dozen new names for me to find.

Thanks, everyone.



    There's a special blues guitar technique I really like...I saw Dicky Betts in the Allman Bros, in concert at William & Mary, Va. playing In Memory of Elizabeth Reed...uses right hand little finger to control the volume knob to make the instrument "weep".  Master of the skill: Roy Bucananan...Roy's albums are a mixed bag but one favorite is "Miss Pressure" off his Deluxe album.  Some great recommendations on the thread here!