Living Blues Issue #271 features California bluesman Kirk “Eli” Fletcher who fell in love with the guitar early and has spent his entire life following that passion. From the church to the blues stage, Fletcher is now one of the brightest lights in the blues. Phoenix-based Lucius Parr may not have followed a common path in the blues but after 50 years, he is a bluesman to be reckoned with. The blues of Willie J. Laws are deeply rooted in his home state of Texas but this funky blues poet is now one of the top blues acts in the Northeast. Let It Roll features Blind Boy Fuller, Blind Gary Davis, and Bull City Red. In July of 1935, J.B. Long drove three of the top bluesmen from North Carolina to the New York City studios of the American Record Corporation for their first ever recording sessions. Over four days, these artists recorded some of the most influential blues sides of all time.

All of this plus the latest in Blues News, Breaking Out with Shy Perry, LB Talks to Alabama Slim, more than 50 record reviews, and the Living Blues Radio Charts.

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