Living Blues #261 May/June 2019
Still Paving the Way
By Roger Wood
Multi-instrumentalist and vocalist Lucky Peterson recorded his first album 50 years ago. Still only in his mid-50s, Peterson is at the peak of his prowess in the blues world.
Wayne “Blue” Burns
I’m Playing What I Came Up With
By Gene Tomko
Louisiana native Wayne “Blue” Burns spent most of his career as one of the preeminent bass players in the zydeco scene and did long stints with Clifton Chenier, Fernest Arceneaux, and C.J. Chenier. But these days Burns has stepped out front and is making his own music, this time playing guitar.
Telling His Own Story
By Christopher Klug
As a teenager in Cincinnati, Ohio, Larry Griffith worked as a practice session drummer for the local King, Fraternity, QCA, and Jewel record labels. Moving to the Atlanta area in the 1990s, Griffith followed his musical path as a drummer, as well as a guitarist and songwriter.
The Stone Gas Band
A Tribute to Johnnie Billington and Arthneice “Gas Man” Jones
By Margo Cooper
The Stone Gas Band was a legendary blues band in the Mississippi Delta in the late 1980s through the mid-1990s. After over 20 years apart, the group has reformed and has recorded their first CD as a tribute to founder Arthneice “Gas Man” Jones.
Let It Roll
Son House, Willie Brown, Fiddlin’ Joe Martin, and Leroy Williams
By Jas Obrecht
On September 3, 1941, Alan Lomax set up his Presto Model Y portable recorder in Lake Cormorant, Mississippi, and proceeded to record some of the most quintessential field recordings in blues history.
New Releases: Jontavious Willis, Grady Champion, and Keb’ Mo’
Reissues: Jazz Fest: The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, The Staple Singers, and J.B. Hutto
Artist to Artist with Jimmy Burns
Catching Up with The Lee Boys
LB Talks to Kingfish
Cover photo by Florian Duboé; Lucky Peterson, May 2019.