John Primer

John Primer is an American Chicago blues and electric blues singer and guitarist.

He played guitar at Theresa's, a club in Chicago, between 1974 and 1980. He was influenced by Muddy Waters' former sideman, Sammy Lawhorn, who taught him to play slide guitar. He joined the Chicago Blues All-Stars of Willie Dixon in 1979, then the Muddy Waters's band until the latter's death in 1983. Then he joined the Teardrops of Magic Slim and began a solo career on Wolf Records. In 1995 he released, The Real Deal, with songwriting and singing techniques showing the influence of both Dixon and Slim.

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Return of Chicago Blues-master Mr. JOHN PRIMER ... For fourteen years, he toured with Magic Slim & The Teardrops, bringing tight, house rocking, Blues to every corner of the planet. But John's days as a sideman were numbered, and in 1995 the veteran Blues man released his major label debut "The Real Deal". He has since toured extensively in support of his 10 solo albums to date. With John Primer's strong traditionalist Blues phrasing and songwriter, his catalog of songs is endless and his sound is unforgettable. John Primer & The Real Deal Blues Band continue to electrify audiences at clubs and festivals, and remain a driving force in the world of Blues music today.

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