Four years. That’s all King King took to burst out of the blocks, shuffle the blues-rock hierarchy and establish themselves as the band to beat.At this juncture, with two classic albums banked and awards raining down, you might imagine that Alan Nimmo (vocals/guitar), Lindsay Coulson (bass),Wayne Proctor (drums) and Bob Fridzema (keys) would sit back, catch their breath and allow themselves a group backslap around the crater left by their impact. Not a chance. This year finds King King hitting a swagger that suggests their reign is just getting started. Get onboard or step aside.
This band is superb - I saw them last night for the first time and was blown away!
Lucky Peterson (born Judge Kenneth Peterson, December 13, 1964, Buffalo, New York) is an American musician who plays contemporary blues, fusing soul, R&B, gospel and rock and roll. He plays guitar and keyboards. Music journalist Tony Russell, in his book The Blues - From Robert Johnson to Robert Cray has said, "he may be the only blues musician to have had national television exposure in short pants."
Mary Johnson (1900-1970) was an American classic female blues singer, accordionist and songwriter. Her most noted tracks were "Dream Daddy Blues" and "Western Union Blues." She wrote a number of her own tracks including "Barrel House Flat Blues", "Key To The Mountain Blues" and "Black Men Blues."
The Blues Encyclopedia is the first full-length authoritative Encyclopedia on the Blues as a musical form. While other books have collected biographies of blues performers, none have taken a scholarly approach. A to Z in format, this Encyclopedia covers not only the performers, but also musical styles, regions, record labels and cultural aspects of the blues, including race and gender issues. Special attention is paid to discographies and bibliographies.