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)

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

The Nighthawk

Larry McCray

Freddie King

Sugar Pie DeSantos

Watermelon Slim

R.L. Burnside

Paul Butterfield

Son House