blues·​man | \ˈblüz-mən \

Definition of bluesman 

: a man who plays or sings the blues

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Another mentor was a local itinerant bluesman, Arnold Shultz, whose thumb-style guitar runs later found echoes in Monroe’s music. Eddie Dean, WSJ, "‘Bill Monroe’ and ‘Blue Grass Generation’ Review: The Blue Grass Boy," 27 Sep. 2018 This year, the main stage will feature traditional bluesmen John Primer, Li'l Ed and Billy Branch. Michelle L. Quinn,, "Upcoming summer events in Northwest Indiana," 13 May 2018 These days, Mark Hummel has earned as much a reputation as a ringmaster of collaborative blues throwdowns as a harp howlin’ bluesman in his own right (both are well deserved). Aaron Davis, sacbee, "LA rocker Kaz Mirblouk heads up list of upcoming must-see shows," 8 June 2018 Other performers include the Jazz Mafia, bluesman Willie G and the Oakland Interfaith Gospel Choir. Jesse Hamlin,, "Arts & Ends: Edward Simon, Marco Granados take up two nights in Oakland," 19 June 2018 Originally from Rome, Rodio played behind Chicago bluesman Linsey Alexander for a decade before striking out on his own in 2017. James Porter, Chicago Reader, "For guitarist Breezy Rodio, the blues is just a breeze," 17 May 2018 The former management company for Muddy Waters has filed new court documents disputing attempts by the heirs of the legendary Chicago bluesman to recover $2 million in royalties the heirs say were wrongly diverted. Clifford Ward,, "Three-year battle over the estate of blues legend Muddy Waters takes another contentious turn in DuPage County," 18 Apr. 2018 This tune, originally released on Mitchell’s 1976 album Hejira, was an irreverent tribute to the bluesman Furry Lewis. Morgan Enos, Billboard, "'The Last Waltz' Soundtrack 40th Anniversary: 5 Noteworthy Performances From the Concert," 7 Apr. 2018 Artists include mandolin master David Grisman, Cuban piano stars Chucho Valdés and Gonzalo Rubalcaba, cellist Zoë Keating, and the venerable bluesman Taj Mahal. Jesse Hamlin, San Francisco Chronicle, "Guitarist Grisha Goryachev brings Russian feeling to flamenco," 14 Mar. 2018

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1930, in the meaning defined above

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