Born in 1948 and now in his third decade as a professional performing artist, E continues to nurture his passion for the Blues. This timeless genre is rooted in his psyche and his earliest memories of performing take him back to the age of four when he would sing at his grandmother’s kitchen table. Sometimes, he would perform solo, and she would toss a few coins at him in appreciation. And sometimes, they would hum and sing gospel tunes as a duet. Growing up in New York, he discovered his purpose and embraced the Blues with style, substance and integrity. At the age of 13, he was drawn to the sounds of Acoustic Blues, and got his first harmonica when he discovered Sonny Terry and Brownie McGhee. In the 70s, 80s and 90s, he developed his singer/songwriting talents, as well as an aptitude for playing other instruments beautifully… His speciality was the blues harp. He established himself as a ground-breaking, harmonica player, and became a percussionist with Hodges, James and Smith (back in the early 70s) as well as a studio musician with Bolic Sound Studios, playing behind Ike and Tina Turner. He also played percussions on Sussex Records with Bobbi Hall behind Bill Withers. In the 80s, he moved to Chicago where he played with the likes of John Prine, Jo Mapes, and Joseph Jarman.

Whilst family and other commitments would interrupt his career, E always returned to his roots in blues and 2000 saw the release of his second album, The First Time Out, an extraordinary recording that was an eclectic mix of ten original compositions comprising of Blues, R&B, Jazz, Delta and Gospel. It revealed just how well E could push the boundaries of traditional Blues, and transcend the Urban Blues idiom.

E RE-INVENTS HIMSELF

It’s worth mentioning here that when E laid down an acoustic guitar track on Talkin’ To The Air... (on the Southern Style: Blues Sessions album) he hadn't taken his guitar out of the box for over 20 years. He laid down another track for Yellow Dress (a song inspired by the love between his grandparents), and found that he had “come home” to his acoustic guitar, practising every day for sometimes up to fourteen hours. In 2002, E hit his stride, adding his exceptional harmonica skills and powerful vocals to the mix. He delivers charismatic, compelling, and passionate performances that are charged with emotion and filled with his authentic signature style. Always experimenting with new sounds, he sometimes makes bold, daring renditions of obscure tunes of legendary icons such as Robert Johnson, Howlin’ Wolf, Muddy Waters and John Lee Hooker, adding his unique spin to them. This songwriter has evolved into an eclectic and captivating storyteller through Acoustic Blues, revealing a profound understanding of where this music comes from and why it stands the test of time.

2006 was a creative year for E, what with three albums released and building his own record label, Black Owl Music. Southern Style: Blues Sessions showcases the range of his vocals, using his voice as an incredibly multi-faceted instrument to create sounds and moods that are distinctly innovative and truly inspiring. Mississippi Reminiscence is the most personal of his work, and Five Long Years: A Tribute to Carey Bell has been hailed as sheer unadulterated blues.

E now performs exclusively as a solo acoustic artist touring throughout the United States and Europe, appearing in blues, jazz clubs, coffee houses, house concerts, theatres, and festivals.

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Where Did All The Girls Come From




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Henry

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How Sweet It Is

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I'm Telling You Now

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I Hate To See The Sun Go Down

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Parchman Farm

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Cross Road Blues

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Send Me Someone to Love

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Georgia On My Mind

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Terraplane Blues
E is back in the studio with an exciting new project and this time with his good friend and brillant artist, producer and "IAC Artist of the Year 2006," Hugh Hamilton on lead guitar.
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Lonesome Road
In my opinion, it is only a matter of time before Hugh Hamilton reaches commercial success as a singer, songwriter and musician. Hugh provided me one of the greatest compliments recently by asking if I would cover one of his original compositions, "Lonesome Road," written in 2004. I cannot understand why it took so long to pull this great song off the shelf, but I am happy that when it did happen, Hugh was kind and gracious enough to ask this old bluesman to record it. If you haven't had a ch



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You Just Can't Smile It Away
E puts a soulful and unmistakably personal spin on Bill Wither's "You Just Can't Smile It Away". There are certain songs that really stand out and there are songs that haven't necessarily been heard by a lot of people... this is one that definitely should be heard.
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Boney Maroney
I have the great pleasure of opening for this great blues legend, Mr. Bobby Rush in Columbia, Louisiana at The Watermark Saloon on January 4th, 2008... Mr. Rush is "la la la'ing and doing some serious guitar playing and harp playing... I'm just picking and blowing some "answer harp" in the back and together, we're stompin' to the beat!!! Enjoy!!!
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White Man's Jail

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Knocking On Heaven's Door

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Folsom Prison Blues

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Blues... A Healer
Blues... A Healer, released in early February 2007, takes E’s Blues and soulfully marches it into genre- blurring territory, fusing rock, funk, soul, and singer-songwriter aesthetics into a sound that ismind-bending and booty-shaking.

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Crossroads
"Crossroads," E's fifth album in as many years, he salutes classic and traditional blues legends like Robert Johnson and Memphis Minnie, as well as the contemporary masters, Jimi Hendrix, Bill Withers and Keb Mo.

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indic mist

1/12/2009 3:00:00 AM
wow !!!!!!!!!! u r a discovery.....keep truckin....cheers!!!!!!!!!



JazzXpress Caravan

11/25/2008 6:23:06 PM
Thanks for keepin' the Blues alive - now my mum has a blues track!
Thanks Poppa E.
Cheers
Helen




The Blue Voodoo

4/7/2008 10:22:45 PM
E. Thanks for the kind words kudo's and support. We do indeed appreciate your acknowledgement on the achievement in attaining this wonderful award at IAC
We share with you the heart and soul of the blues which we try to emulate from those Masters who went before us. Best from Teddy Jr, Ricky D , Gerry (ice) Berg and Kelly




Texas Willie

3/23/2008 6:45:01 AM
Oh My Lord!.......How is a boy sposa chose?.......

Now please Excuse Me, while I pull the Spanish Moss off my coat, dry my feet and look for the closet Jambalaya Snack Shack!

TW




Texas Willie

3/22/2008 7:49:47 AM
Congratulations on your Golden Kayak Nomination!

Good Luck and I will see you at the Awards Broadcast!

TW




Hugh Hamilton

3/18/2008 8:49:00 AM
Terraplane's taking off! Congrats on the nomination, Amigo!
:)
Hugh




SqurlyMurly

3/18/2008 8:04:05 AM
Hi E. Congratulations on having Terraplane nominated for a Golden Kayak! Best wishes.



Hugh Hamilton

9/21/2007 11:50:03 AM
Thanks for being a great friend, E - it's a thrill and a wonderful gift to have you do the first-ever Hugo cover...and I enjoyed rockin' out on "Terraplane"...rock on!!



SqurlyMurly

8/28/2007 7:53:50 PM
Love the new tune, but I didn't realize it was a cover. Great job.


 

       

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Bare Thread II   It seems this new world of Indies brings a new meaning to love nd sharing, which is what music is all about... E
Bare Thread II   I appreciate you listening and most of all, for caring... Love and Light, E...
My Station   Thank you for linking an old man up... Love & Light, E...
My Station   Thank you for adding me to your station... I feel very blessed to be accepted being new here. Thank you again, E...
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If you ask, you're in.  
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The Unknown (TS)   Thank you for the love, E
Barefoot on a Dirt-Floor   I am blessed to be among such artists. thank you for the honor. Love & Light, E
JAM NIGHTS REQUESTED 3   Thank you for placing me in such fine company. Love & Light, E
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Ruling 11   Thank you for the kind words and the love...
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Country Folk & Blue Shades of Grass   Thank you for adding "Teddy's Song," a song that has deep personal meaning to me... Blessings to you, E
SOUL RETRIEVAL 2 for new soulful songs  
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Bent and Blue (and Sometimes Shattered)   Thank you for the comment my people... Love and Light, E
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