Elvin Bishop Brings Smooth Blues and Great Guitar Playing!

Oct 30, 2020

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This edition of "Midwest BEAT with Tom Lounges" was originally aired on 10-30-20 on 89.1FM-Lakeshore Public Radio.

GUEST: ELVIN BISHOP

This edition of "Midwest BEAT with Tom Lounges" finds international country-blues star, ELVIN BISHOP,  calling in to discuss his long recording career, his friendship with Charlie Daniels, his penchat for gardening during the pandemic, and his brand new album, "100 Years of The Blues" (Alligator Records), which found Bishop paired up with iconic harmonica man CHARLIE MUSSELWHITE.  

Ever since Rock & Roll and Blues Hall Of Famer ELVIN BISHOP first hit the scene with the Chicago-based Paul Butterfield Blues Band back in 1965, he's blazed his own musical trail. Whether he was playing raw, eye-popping blues, or penning the evergreen radio hit "Fooled Around And Fell In Love," or touring the world for decades delivering his original, good-time countrified blues, Bishop has always inspired his fans with his rowdy guitar playing and witty, slice-of-life songs.

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On this program, TOM LOUNGES has Bishop reflecting back on his Butterfield days in Chicago and how he came to find his trademark guitar while playing in a blues bar in Chicago.  Lots of great stories and some tasty blues music from the new album is heard here.