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THE BRIDGEMODERN BLUES
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SONG HISTORY

MODERN BLUES

Contemporary Blues draws upon traditional acoustic and electric blues, but offers a more smoothed-out take on the genre that incorporates the influences of rock, pop, R&B, and/or folk. As such, contemporary blues is most often (though not always) electric, and rarely (though once in a while) purist. Because of its up-to-date production and mellower audience sensibility, the style tends to be more polished and sometimes even a bit genteel; it's still definitely soulful, but not quite as earthy or gritty as the music that predates it, and not as aggressive or fiery as modern-day electric blues from Chicago or Texas. Since it's informed by other types of music, contemporary blues has a greater chance of crossing over to pop, album rock, or adult-contemporary radio formats. Artists like Robert Cray, Keb' Mo', and prodigies Kenny Wayne Shepherd and Jonny Lang epitomize the contemporary blues sound.

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MODERN BLUES ARTISTS HIGHLIGHTS

Albert Castiglia

Albert Cummings

Albert King

Amos Garrett

Anthony Gomes

Aynsley Lister

B.B. King

Bernard Allison

Beth Hart

Billy Gibbons

Buddy Guy

Chris Duarte

Chubby Carrier

Coco Montoya

Colin James

Colin James

Danielle Nicole

David Tronzo

Doug MacLeod

Doyle Bramhall II

Eric Lindell

Gary Clark Jr.

Jeff Healey

Jimmy Thackery

Joe Bonamassa

Johnny Winter

Kenny Neal

Mark Searcy

Michael Doucet

Peter Green

Philip Sayce

Reese Wynans

Rick Estrin

Robert Randolph

Robin Trower

Ronnie Baker Brooks

Ronnie Earl

Ryan Perry

Sonny Landreth

Stevie Ray Vaughan

Stoneground

Sugar Ray's Flying Fortress

Tedeschi Trucks Band

The Holmes Brothers

Tinsley Ellis

Tom Principato

Tommy Castro

Walter Trout

Warren Haynes

Wilko Johnson

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