From his memorable duet with his father at the 1983 Chicago Blues Festival to his years spent with Koko Taylor's Blues Machine and Willie Dixon's band, Allison has grown into a mature, self-assured front man. The stage is his medium and his live performance showcases the young gun's scorching guitar licks, thick tone and mature vocals.
With the torch of blues being handed shakily from one generation to the next, Allison seems the heir apparent to his father with his mixture of traditional and new styles. Perhaps Allison himself sums it up best in his autobiographical song, "Young Boy Blues": "I'm not Muddy Waters. Don't mistake me for that. I'm just a young boy, who knows where it's at."
This artist appears in Jubilee #502: Bernard Allison.