Lurrie Bell


On tour: 21-31 July 2011 [Exclusive representation in selected European countries]
Line Up: Lurrie Bell (guitar & vocals), Willie Hayes (drums), Daryll Coutts (keyboards), Melvin Smith (bass)


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Born in 1958, son of blues harmonicist Carey Bell, Lurrie picked up his father's guitar at age six and taught himself to play. He was clearly gifted beyond most. In addition to that, he grew up with many of the Chicago blues legends around him. Eddie Taylor, Big Walter Horton, Eddie C. Campbell, Eddie Clearwater (his cousin), Lovie Lee, Sunnyland Slim, Jimmy Dawkins and many more were frequent visitors to his house. They all helped to shape and school him in the blues, but none as much as his father's long time employer Muddy Waters.

By seventeen, Lurrie was playing on stage with Willie Dixon. Not only was Lurrie quickly recognized as an exceptionally gifted guitarist and musician, but his knowledge of different blues styles, his soulfulness and musical maturity brought write-ups in publications such as Rolling Stone and The New York Times. When only nineteen, Lurrie went tout on the road with Koko Taylor for four years. His next role was a founding member of Son of the Blues with Willie Dixon’s son Freddie and harmonicist Billy Branch. At a time when most other young blues guitarists, both black and white, were favoring the rock-blues "guitar hero" style, made popular by the likes of Johnny Winter and Stevie Ray Vaughn, Lurrie's playing has always followed more in the traditional style of such blues greats as B.B. King, Otis Rush, Magic Sam and Eddie Taylor. For Lurrie, it has never been about how many notes he could play or how fast he could play them. Rather, it's always been about the music, and more specifically, about the blues. Above all, whatever style or flavor Lurrie chooses to draw from, it is his own sound that rules.







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