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James Blood Ulmer

James "Blood" Ulmer (born February 2, 1942 in St. Matthews, South Carolina) is an American avant-garde and and . Ulmer's distinctive guitar sound has been described as "jagged" and "stinging." His singing has been called "raggedly soulful." Ulmer began his career playing with various ensembles, and first recorded with organist John Patton in 1969. After moving to New York in 1971, Ulmer played with Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers, Joe Henderson, Paul Bley, Rashied Ali and Larry Young.

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John Hammond

John Paul Hammond (born 13th November 1942), also known as "John Hammond Jr", is a blues singer and guitarist. He usually plays acoustic guitars and dobros and sings in a barrelhouse style. Since 1962, when he made his debut on Vanguard Records, Hammond has made 29 albums. In the 1990s he recorded for the Pointblank label. Hammond has earned one Grammy Award and been nominated for four others. He is the son of the legendary record producer John H. Hammond.

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John Campbell

Guitarist, singer and songwriter John Campbell had the potential of turning a whole new generation of people onto the blues in the 1990s, much the same way Stevie Ray Vaughan did in the 1980s. His vocals were so powerful and his guitar playing so fiery, you couldn't help but stop what you were doing and pay attention to what you were hearing. But unfortunately, because of frail health and a rough European tour, he suffered a heart attack while sleeping on June 13, 1993, at the age of 41.

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Walter Trout

Walter Trout (born 1951 in Ocean City, New Jersey) is a blues guitarist and front man of Walter Trout and the Radicals. Trout's career began on the Jersey coast scene of the late 60's and early 70's that jump started the career of artists like Bruce Springsteen. He then decided to relocate to Los Angeles where he became a sideman for such artists as Percy Mayfield and Deacon Jones. He also worked in the bands of John Lee Hooker and Joe Tex.

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Peter Finger

There are at least two artists with the name Peter Finger:
1) a German acoustic guitarist
2) a DJ and musician, originally from Adelaide, Australia 1) Peter Finger (born in Weimar, Germany in 1954) is a German acoustic guitarist. Raised in a musical family (his father was a conductor), Finger began studying the violin and piano at age six. As a teenager, Finger

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Heymoonshaker

Meeting in late 2009 in Nelson, New Zealand, Dave Crowe and Andy Balcon carried their around the world as ever since. UK born Andy Balcon spent 2011 based in Gothenberg, Sweden working on his Debut release EP Self titled Andy Balcon Band, set for physical release late 2012. While working closely with Samuraj Cities Guitarist Jonathon Doe, BaLcon Brought to life the songs which illustrated his travels and experiences of life on the road.

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Guy Davis

Guy Davis (May 12, 1952- ) is an award winning blues guitarist, actor, and musician. In 1995, he released his Red House records debut "Stomp Down Rider", an album that captured Davis live. Since then, he has released numerous albums, incl. "Call Down the Thunder", "You Don't Know My Mind" and "Butt Naked Free". In 2010, he appeared in the Broadway Revival of "Finian's Rainbow", composing and performing the "Dance of the Golden Crock", a duet for harmonica and ballet dancer.

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