Long John Hunter
After playing in El Paso for 30 years as the Lone Star States best-kept secret, Long John Hunter blasted onto the international blues worlds most-wanted list with the release of his 1996 album, Border Town Legend. With critical acclaim showering Border Town and Hunters 1997 follow-up, Swinging from the Rafters, one fact was clear: Long John Hunter had arrivedand, as the Chicago Tribune attested, his ability [was] too big for just Texas.
From one end of the country to the other, his raw talent and keen showmanship have taken the blues world by storm. The Los Angeles Times called him a top-notch singer, guitarist and unbridled wildman performer ... a raw feral talent bursting with energy. Said the Chicago Tribune: Hunter embodies Texas blues in all its varied, roustabout glory like no one on the scene today.
With the reissue of Ride with Me, Hunters debut album, his many new fans and friends can experience firsthand the up-tempo West Texas grooves and guitar-drenched border-town blues that helped make Hunter one of the most in-demand blues performers on the club and festival circuit today.
This artist appears in Jubilee #602: Long John Hunter and the Bad News Blues Band.