Luther Allison (USA)
Luther Allison, an American-born guitarist, singer and songwriter who lived in France since 1980, was the man to book at blues festivals in the '90s. Well into his mid-50s, Allison continued to delight club and festival audiences around the world with his lengthy, sweat-drenched, high energy shows, complete with dazzling guitar playing and inspired, soulful vocals.
His boundless energy and fierce guitar attack combined to make Allison a favorite among blues and rock fans alike.
His career spanned five decades and during the last ten years, Allison's popularity grew exponentially - a great blues comeback storie. He continued to tour and record steadily until his death in 1997.
"My blues have taken me around the world, from Chicago to Berlin, from Tokyo to Paris, it never mattered to me what color your skin is or what country you live in, as long as we share in that feelin' I call the blues and become friends." -- Luther Allison