The latter fused blues, reggae and soul stylings. Wilson then asked Zinn to join his band. From there he went on the road with Bay Area harp veteran Mark Hummel, logging in countless touring miles while honing his chops. Much like fellow Golden Stater Rick Holmstrom, Zinn favors the subdued amplification of a '50s-style guitar. However, to expand our offerings and develop new means to foster jazz discovery we need your help. Biography Zinn was raised in Northern California, and was introduced to music via both his mother's and brother's record collections. Having practised the drums as a youngster, Zinn purchased his first guitar at the age of seventeen, and then witnessed Luther Tucker perform in concert with Rogers.
And like Holmstrom, Zinn understands that raw blues is the best blues; his production with Hammond Scott never gets in the way of the music. . He sings pretty well, too. Lockwood and Luther Tucker a groundbreaking Chicago and San Francisco-based guitarist famed for his work with James Cotton, Little Walter, Otis Rush, Jimmy Rogers and Muddy Waters. Pianist Bob Welch headlines a group of Bay area musicians on the remaining nine tracks. Zinn's music jumps as much as it rocks, and the guitarist also tries his hand at gospel and doo-wop on Confessin', his second release for Black Top. As his reputation grew, he backed up touring blues luminaries Snooky Pryor and Jimmy Rogers.
Voting ends at at 11:59 p. Soon afterwards, Wilson brought Rusty to the attention of Black Top Records, who signed Rusty to the label and released two critically acclaimed solo albums. Besides Andersen himself, they include Anthony Paule, Mike Schermer and Bob Welsh. Born in Long Beach, California in 1970, Rusty Zinn grew up in Santa Cruz. Zinn's more recent issues included Zinfidelity, Vol. Congratulations to Mark Hummel on his Blues Music Award nomination for Instrumentalist - Harmonica! Within twelve months, Tucker invited Zinn onstage and gave him some guitar playing advice.
Zinn is a savvy guitarist with a strong sense of swing, a loose, jazzy feel for his ax, and a concise way with a solo. He also toured, and played on Wilson's 1994 effort, That's Life. Grammy Award Nominee and Winner of two Blues Music Awards, Mark Hummel started playing harmonica in 1970 and is considered one of the premier blues harmonica players of his generation. The backing band features some of the best players in the area. Rusty Zinn born April 3, 1970 in Long Beach, California is an American electric blues and reggae guitarist and singer-songwriter. In 2009, Zinn released Manifestation, which was recorded in Jamaica, and included contributions from Sly Dunbar, Robbie Lynn, Boris Gardiner and Scully Simms.
Our enduring commitment has made All About Jazz one of the most culturally important websites of its kind in the world reaching hundreds of thousands of readers every month. To say this is the best blues release of the year is an understatement. Confessin' was issued by Zinn in 1999, and then The Chill 2000 , featuring Elvin Bishop on slide guitar. Andersen makes particularly imaginative use of baritone guitar on three selections. He has worked with Mark Hummel, Kim Wilson, Larry Taylor, and Sly Dunbar. Rusty Zinn is a talented 29-year-old blues guitarist from San Francisco with a retro sound that combines West Coast and Chicago blues styles. Zinn has electrified audiences around the world with his fiery live shows and critically acclaimed recordings, both as a leader and as a sideman.
A spell in Mark Hummel's backing band The Blues Survivors followed, and he later met Kim Wilson at the 1992 San Francisco Blues Festival. Charlie Baty and Rick Estrin of Little Charlie and the Nightcats appear on six cuts. I expect to partake of many more fine albums from the red-haired Mr. His 1999 appearance at The San Francisco Blues Festival drew rave reviews and wildly enthusiastic ovations from the overflow crowd of seasoned blues fans. Two separate bands back Zinn on Confessin'.
Subsequently, Zinn joined Wilson's band, alongside the former Canned Heat bassist, Larry Taylor, and played on Wilson's 1993 album Tigerman. By the late 1980s, Zinn was playing in several Bay Area bands, and had backed both Rogers and Snooky Pryor. Ballots will be sent to all Blues Foundation members. Zinn released six albums between 1996 and 2009, on Black Top, Alligator, Bad Daddy, and 9 Above Records. He bought blues recordings himself, intrigued by guitar players such as Robert Lockwood, Jr. The album will no doubt make these words ring true all over the world.
Artists who are contributing tracks include Mz SuMac, Country Pete McGill, Freddie Roulette, Nat Bolden, Aldwin London and Craig Horton. Kid Andersen, who co-produced most of the album with Santana, surrounds the leader with some of the best blues guitar players in northern California. If you're familiar with , you know that we've dedicated over two decades to supporting jazz as an art form, and more importantly, the creative musicians who make it. Rusty Zinn on guitar, Chris Burns on keys, Aldwin London on bass and Twist Turner himself filling in on drums. From then on it just snowballed. Zinn quickly made a name for himself playing in several Bay Area blues bands. The 40th Annual Blues Music Awards will be held on Thursday, May 9 at 7 p.
One of the many gigs Rusty played was a special package show with Jimmy Rogers and Billy Boy Arnold at the San Francisco Blues Festival, where Zinn met Kim Wilson of The Fabulous Thunderbirds. It earned Zinn a Blues Music Award nomination as 'Best New Blues Artist'. . . . . .
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