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Lurrie Bell

Born in 1958, the son of famed blues harmonica player Carey Bell, Lurrie Bell grew up with many of the Chicago blues legends around him. Eddie Taylor, Big Walter Horton, Eddie C. Campbell, Eddie Clearwater, Lovie Lee, Sunnyland Slim, Jimmy Dawkins and much more all helped to shape and school him in the blues, but none as much as his father’s long-time employer Muddy Waters. At seven years old, Bell left Chicago to live in Mississippi and Alabama where he immersed himself in the passionate expressiveness of the gospel tradition. At fourteen he moved back to Chicago and continued to play in church as well as forming his first blues band while attending high school.At last count, Lurrie Bell has appeared on over 50+ recordings either as a leader or featured sideman. Lurrie Bell’s elegant and intense guitar playing and passionate vocals have made him a favorite at clubs and festivals around the world and have earned him a reputation as one of the “leading lights” in the future of the blues. Bell’s 2016 album Can’t Shake This Feeling was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Traditional Blues Album.