JOHN PRIMER and THE REAL DEAL BLUES BAND.
In 1979, the great songwriter Willie Dixon persuaded him to join his band the Chicago Blues All-Stars. John travelled the U.S., Mexico and Europe, trying on hats as a rhythm guitarist, lead slide player and powerful singer. Muddy Waters heard John play and six months later Muddy recruited him not only as his guitar player and bandleader, but also as an opening act. John stayed loyal to Muddy until his death in 1983.
After Muddy’s death, John signed on with the legendary Magic Slim. For the next 14 years, he toured with Magic Slim & the Teardrops as bandleader and guitarist, culminating with the Teardrops being voted repeatedly the number one blues band in the world. This unstoppable blues band invented the "Chicago lump" blues sound we know and love today. In 1995, John ventured out on his own as a veteran bluesman
and released his solo major-label debut, The Real Deal. Since that time he’s released or been recorded on over a dozen albums and toured extensively all over the world. A master storyteller and songwriter, his catalogue of songs is endless. Some of the awards attached to him include 2 Grammy nominations and 2 Living Legend honours as well as a Blues Music Award for Best Traditional Blues Artist from the National Blues Foundation and many more.