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5 budding blues guitarist bound to hit the big time.
from Gary Clark Jr. to susan tedeschi, the blues guitar phenomenon is very far from over. i take a look at five of
this generations budding blues guitarist from around the globe, all of whom are bound for stardom, and edging
closer to the revered God status with each passing day.
CHRIS KING ROBINSON
When 21 year old Chris King Robinson touches the six strings on his Stratocaster a certain ferocity is ignited. Born
and raised in Cambridgeshire, England, Robinson is the worlds most followed blues guitarist on Twitter, and got his
lucky break thanks to his assortment of SRV, and guitar God cover videos on YouTube. Robinson released his debut LP,
Tell Me Why You're Scared last year, and has since played at both the UK, and US Leadbelly festivals alongside Buddy
Guy, and Edgar Winter. Robinson has captured the essence of the true bluesmen, and is rapidly mastering the art of
producing a sound completely of his own.
Those who keep a close eye on Buddy Guy, would likely already be acquainted with the 17 year old guitar prodigy,
Quinn Sullivan. Hailing from New Bedford, Massachusetts, Sullivan has been playing the guitar since age three, and
in the spotlight for ten long years. The Strat slinger caught his big break at seven years old, when Guy invited him
onstage to battle it out, blues style. Since then he has begun to pave his own way. Having played Crossroads Guitar
Festival he’s also released two records, 2011’s Cyclone, and 2013’s Getting There, both of which highlight his warm
Chicago Blues approach that offers up superb flow between notes, and vocals that slip and slide effortlessly over each
lick. If he’s this good at 17, one cannot even begin to imagine what the future Sullivan holds for us all.
All the way from Kansas City, Missouri, 27 years old Fish turned to guitar at 15, by the time she was 18 she had already
unearthed a distinct tone that expressed her emotional intensity. With high heels on, and a Tele in hand her thunderous
approach has seen her produce 4 studio albums, her latest being the newly released Wild hearts. She’s received world-
wide acclaim, even winning a Blues Music Award for her 2011 record, Runaway. This woman has a serious case of the
blues, and is one step closer to the legend status every day.
24 year old Jones was raised in Shakespeare’s hometown of Stratford-upon-Avon, UK, and took up classical guitar at
age seven. The guitarist, singer, and songwriter got his first taste of the blues thanks to his dad’s record collection.
Enjoying the improvisational freedom that blues-rock is soaked in, in contrast to his highly structured classical roots,
he decided that’s where his future laid. Honing his chops playing with some of blues guitars biggest veterans, Walter
Trout, and Johnny Winter, he expertly crafted a tone that’s clean, and crisp. He has since released 4 studio LPS and 1
live LP. This punchy, and dynamic guitar wielder has the blues and it shows.
When Duanne Allman passed away the southern blues rock n’ roll scene was left with a gaping hole in the shape of a
slide guitar, and it wasn’t until Derek Trucks waltzed in, that the void was filled. Next in line of guitar maestro’s is 20
year old, Marcus King. All the way from Greenville, South Carolina, King was bottle fed the blues. Growing up the son
of a bluesman, the young slinger’s guitar playing is an extension of his soulful, hearty voice - smooth, airy, and at times
as bitey as his conviction. Switching between electric, acoustic, pedal and lap steel, the multi-instrumentalist’s debut
album, Soul Insight was released in 2015, and features slide guitar from Derek, and Warren Hayne’s both of who have
served as mentors to the front-man.
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