I grew up on the "South Side" of Chicago Illinois listening to Junior Wells, Buddy Guy, Muddy Waters, James Cotton, John Lee Hooker, Lightnin' Hopkins, Little Walter, John Mayall, Sonny Boy Williamson, Jimmy Reed, to name a few.  It's been said before that "you have to have the blues to play the blues".  In other words "you gotta live it to give it"!  No other music reaches into the heart and soul of the player and listener like the blues.  Like Junior Wells once told me, "slow down boy, you got to feel the music"!!  It made sense and I hope you will feel it in my music.

I am currently living in Seattle, Washington  performing with a couple of local bands, Last of the Steam Powered Trains of Seattle and The Better Half  Band of Port Townsend, WA.  I am forming a new band and will be recording and playing soon. 
Stay tuned for updates!
Harmonically Yours,
Lightnin' Joe

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