Re: [Harp-L] bluesman

Thursday, November 27, 2008 12:13 PM
"Dan Berger" <dberger1@xxxxxxxxxx>

<snip>Is there a better living bluesman in my lifetime (I'll be 56 on Saturday) who appreciated worked with and recorded with the great harp players than Johnny Winter? <snip>

One guy I've gotten to know recently who definitely appreciates great harp players, and has a huge body of work (although not as easily accessible or popular as Johnny Winter) is Chicago blues piano man Barrelhouse Chuck.  I can't even start to list all the great blues musicians let alone harmonica players.  Check out his website and myspace and just look at his photo collection.  The guy has a shrine to Big Walter and Little Walter at his house and he isn't even a harp player.  He's playing most if not all the piano parts in the upcoming 'Cadillac Records' movie and tours regularly with Kim Wilson.  I just caught him playing with Harp-L'er Tom Albanese and his band Big G and the Real deal at one of the strangest bars I've ever been in.  I missed most of the show trying to find the place outside of Round Lake Beach, IL but it was worth the drive.  Chuck was amazing as was the whole band, and I can't say enough good things about the tasty playing Tom had
 on display through his Meteor.  Way to go!



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