My first BMA nomination!  I’m thrilled to report that I’m up for Best Traditional Blues Artist Male.  I’m nominated along with four folks I’ve always looked up to and am happy to call my friends: JOHN PRIMER, BILLY BRANCH, DUKE ROBILLARD and SUGAR RAY NORCIA.  Voting has started and is open to all Blues Foundation Members.  Please go to to JOIN the The Blues Foundation and VOTE for the artist of your choice in all the categories– you will make a big difference to the artists involved and support the good work The Blues Foundation does all year.   Thank you! 




Join me on PATREON!  Ever since the pandemic, I’ve been posting guitar lessons on youtube (click here for the playlist), and now I’m up to over 100 videos on topics near and dear to my heart such as SON SEALS, FENTON ROBINSON, JB LENORE, LOUISIANA RED, LUTHER GUITAR JR JOHNSON, EDDIE TAYLOR, etc.   The experience has created a great youtube community of blues freaks, fans and friends.   We share an appreciation of the nooks and crannies of blues guitar, improve folk’s playing and confidence, and have fun doing it– it’s been a great journey.  I’ve started a Patreon page to help keep these free weekly deep dives into blues guitar coming.  The Patreon platform lets you can set your monthly pledge at any level you choose.   Patreon members are welcome to join me for a free weekly Tuesday zoom class, 7CST, which I only miss if I’m onstage or on a plane (although my monthlong European tour may give folks a break for a while).   Everyone gets to play and join in on a fun blues chat– check it out!