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John Mayall – Photo of The Week!

John Mayall – Photo of The Week!

John Mayall. Serving as the pioneer of blues music, for over 50 years. Mayall rightly earns the title, “The Godfather of British Blues”. In 2013, he signs with producer Eric Corne’s label, Forty Below Records. Since then, he’s been experiencing a true artistic and career renaissance, including a Blues Hall of Fame induction in 2016.

On his last single, “I’m as Good as Gone.” The Godfather of British Blues serves up a deep and funky groove. Especially for a song about love on the outs. Written by Grammy winner Bobby Rush, the track features Americana legend Buddy Miller on lead baritone guitar. While Mayall mixes things up on Hammond B3 organ. Also, on hand are Mayall’s dynamic Chicago rhythm section of Greg Rzab on bass guitar and Jay Davenport on drums. Along with Austin’s Carolyn Wonderland on guitar.  

Nobody Told Me

Furthermore, on the album “Nobody Told Me” boasts an impressive and diverse list of guest guitarists, all personal favorites of Mayall’s including Todd Rundgren, Little Steven Van Zandt of The E Street Band, Alex Lifeson from Rush, Joe Bonamassa, Larry McCray, and Carolyn Wonderland.

While checking this album out, you should also preview his early albums as well. Considering all the wonderful talent he’s worked with along the way. There are a lot of special musical moments throughout his catalogue. 

Captured live on Stage!

Capturing “The Godfather of British Blues” live during a performance in Amsterdam, Netherlands circa 1975 is photographer Gijsbert Hankroot. As you can see, Mayall is definitely feeling the groove in this performance! As he should! 

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