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)

@bgross - Really like British Blues, and Faces are a favorite. Five Guys Walk into a Bar is awesome. Not to forget John Mayall (and the Bluesbreakers). Dude is 90 and just ended touring a year or so ago.  Check out John Mayall’s 70th Birthday Concert.

@searchingforthesound and @ingenear - Those are all great suggestions and worthy of listening to. Not sure Larkin Poe have found their signature sound yet but they are sure fun to listen to. I believe they have played concerts with Blackberry Smoke and I would like to catch both/either in concert.

Danielle Nicole (the best)

Joanne Shaw Taylor

Samantha Fish

Larkin Poe

For an older one check out Valerie Wellington her version of smokestack lightnin is amazing!

+1 for Dr. John’s "Duke Elegant".

+1 for all Warren Haynes/Gov’t Mule

+1 for all Tedeschi/Trucks music (or the prequel Derek Trucks Band’s "Songlines")

+1 for Marcus King (have seen him twice, most recently last summer; saw him open for T/T a few years ago on the Wheels of Soul tour).

I vote for ABB’s 2003 "Live at the Beacon".

I’d add Jimmy Thackery and the Drivers, and a Michigan band that gave up its keyboard player Ben Wilson to Blues Traveler, Big Dave and the Ultrasonics. I believe they’re now defunct, but if you can find a copy of their live CD "No Sweat"’s a barnburner.

Robben Ford, Gary Moore and Jeff Healey would round out my immediate list.


Bonamassa fan here--for the gamut -- Live From Royal Albert Hall and the "Blues at Sea" series as someone mentioned

Another vote for Tedeschi Trucks

Since you mentioned newer, the new girl on the block--Ally Venable