Whole lotta blues

Today’s Detroit blues scene is considerably different from the scene of Paradise Valley days, both in the complexion of the artists and the content of the music. Nevertheless, the scene is alive and flush with quite a few working bands.

With some notable exceptions, a fair number of today’s groups are guitar-driven units, and more than a few are blues-rock. Still, for those not quite as much into the guitar-heavy sound, or who prefer a fuller sound to complement those six strings, there are some great-sounding alternatives such as Joc’Lyn B and the Detroit Street Players, Bon Temps Roulle, Mudpuppy, Bugs Beddow, Priscilla Price, Bob Seely and a few others.

Hopefully I’ve managed to list most, of the working blues bands and performers in the Detroit area. No group was omitted intentionally. —Keith A. Owens

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