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Bill Blue Band - Streetpreacher
When Bill Blue (Yup,that's his real name) went to Virginia to meet blues
great Arthur (Big Boy) Crudup, writer of Elvis's first record "That's
Alright Mama'', little did he know that he would go from a struggling
out of work musician to being on the road with Big Boy on Bonnie Raitt
first US tour. That started a career that has lasted over 30 years and
taken Bill Blue to stages all over the world playing shows with the
likes of ZZ Top, BB King, Bonnie Raitt, Allman Bros. ,Albert King,
Albert Collins, Johnny Winter, Hank Williams Jr., Chuck Berry, Bo
Diddley, John Prine just to name a few.
After releasing two
albums "Indian Summer Blues" and "Street Preacher" on the Richmond, Va.
based Feather Records, Bill signed with the prestigious Adelphi Records,
one of the best blues labels in the US with worldwide distribution
releasing "Sing Like Thunder" and "Giving Good Boy's A Bad Name". This
gave him the exposure to play venues all over Europe and the US. After
years of touring Bill moved to Key West, Fl in the 80's while still
keeping an active touring schedule he became a mainstay playing all the
Key West joints, Sloppy Joe's, Hogs Breath Saloon, The Green Parrot Bar
and the Full Moon Saloon where he recorded the very popular live CD
"Live On The Moon".
These days Bill has gone back to his
roots playing acoustic get down blues on his collection of vintage
acoustic and resonator guitars solo and with a trio at festivals in the
US and Europe. As a New York Times reviewer said about one of Bill's
shows in New York City "One moment you are laughing your butt off, and a
few songs later you're crying in your beer; from a songwriter, you
can't ask for anything more." (http://www.myspace.com/billblues)