I’m looking forward to seeing all of my Canadian friends and fans in Toronto this weekend at the Toronto ComicCon! Woo hoo!
Great news, blues fans!
Legends of the Blues has gone into a second printing. I used this opportunity to make a few corrections to the book (mostly birth and death dates).
My next blues book is Legends of the British Blues. I don’t have a publication date yet for that baby — but if you just can’t wait to see what I do with the Brits, then get a subscription to The Blues Magazine, a gorgeous music periodical out of the UK. The Blues Magazine is serializing Legends of the British Blues. The first entry is Chris Barber in the (current) February 2016 issue (#28). Chris is Ground Zero for the British blues. He’s the guy who first brought American blues musicians like Muddy Waters and Big Bill Broonzy to the UK shores. The Chris Barber Band backed some of them, history was made, and a young audience consisting of the future members of Cream, the Rolling Stones, Manfred Mann and the Yardbirds were inspired.
I have more space in The Blues Magazine, so my bios are longer and my portraits are bigger. I’ll be focusing on a different British blues musician every issue. Check it out!