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Bob Margolin

"Steady Rollin'" Bob Margolin (born May 9, 1949 Brookline, Massachusetts) is an American blues guitarist and vocalist.

Margolin played with Muddy Waters for several years, and is now touring with some of the musicians from the old Muddy Waters Band. He's also a senior writer for Blues Revue Magazine.

Bob Margolin's website is http://www.bobmargolin.com/. He maintains a MySpace page with current touring information at www.myspace.com/bobmargolin

I was born in Boston in 1949 and was brought up in nearby Brookline, Massachusetts. Inspired by Chuck Berry, I started to play guitar in 1964 and began playing in Rock bands right away.

I soon followed the path of Chuck Berry’s inspiration back to the Bl...

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Diunna Greenleaf

See Also: http://www.last.fm/music/Diunna%2BGreenleaf%2B%2526%2BBlue%2BMercy
Diunna Greenleaf, the leader of Blue Mercy, is a native Texan (Houston) who has a background steeped in gospel music. Influenced by the likes of Koko Taylor, Aretha Franklin, Rosetta Thorpe, Sam Cooke, Charles Brown and her own parents Ben & Mary Ella Greenleaf (Gospel). She has developed "Diunna's style of Blues" in the same tradition as so many other great Texas blues men and women. She combines intricate patches of jazz, gospel and heartfelt soul to create a kind of blues that takes one on an emotional roller coaster ride.

Diunna and her band Blue Mercy have performed throughout the United States and Internationally. She has performed at the ...

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Sugary Rayford

Bob Corritore

Bob Corritore is one of the most active and highly regarded blues harmonica players on the scene today. His style passionately carries forward the old school of playing that Corritore learned as a young man directly from many of original pioneers of Chicago Blues. His sympathetic, yet fiery harmonica playing is featured on over 25 releases to date, on labels such as HighTone, HMG, Blue Witch, Blind Pig, Earwig, Putumayo, Random Chance, and the VizzTone Label Group. Many of these acclaimed releases have been nominated for various Handy, Grammy, and Blues Music Awards. Bob is also widely recognized for his many roles in the blues, as band leader, club owner, record producer, radio show host, arts foundation founder, and occasional writer. ...

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Bob Stroger

Bob Stroger is a Chicago Blues guitarist. Stroger has worked with pretty much everyone on the Chicago blues scene over the past 40 years, remaining one of the most respected bass players.

"I was born in South East Missouri in a small town Haiti, where I lived on a farm. I moved to Chicago in 1955. I lived in the back of a night club on the West Side, where Howling Wolf and Muddy Waters played. It looked like they were having a lot of fun and I made up my mind that what I wanted to do was play music.

I got married at an early age and I used to watch my brother-in-law play music. His name was Johnny Ferguson and he and JB Hutto had a band they called the Twisters. They were working on 39'th and State Street in Chica...

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