blues·​man | \ ˈblüz-mən How to pronounce bluesman (audio) \

Definition of bluesman

: a man who plays or sings the blues

Examples of bluesman in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The bluesman, perhaps seeing the desperation in the young promoter’s face, or maybe just obstreperous after having one too many, demanded payment. oregonlive, "‘Disaster’ Portland rock festival 50 years ago -- no, not Vortex I -- offered big stars, but drug-bust rumors scared off crowds," 11 June 2020 Time has come again for sardonic country bluesman Ray Wylie Hubbard. Hector Saldana,, "Ray Wylie Hubbard gets a little help from his friends Ringo Starr, Joe Walsh on new CD ‘Co-Starring’," 10 June 2020 Its success earned the miniature bluesman a spot on The Ed Sullivan Show and The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson. Dan Singer, Dallas News, "Dallas blues legend Lucky Peterson dies," 18 May 2020 Eric Clapton, a true bluesman at heart, hated the single’s pop tendencies and left the group. cleveland, "100 greatest songs of the 1960s by Rock and Roll Hall of Famers," 4 Mar. 2020 There’s not a bluesman alive that could pick his instrument up and play it. Chris Bieri, Anchorage Daily News, "Anchorage Folk Fest has everything from Cajun to country blues and bluegrass," 16 Jan. 2020 Mose, Ellison’s persona for the ordinary Negro as bluesman, trickster and philosopher, regularly appears in these exchanges. Saidiya Hartman, New York Times, "Ralph Ellison’s Letters Reveal a Complex Philosopher of Black Expression," 19 Dec. 2019 Zep ripped off a lot of bluesmen, never paying tribute. Paul Daugherty,, "Doc's Morning Line: Marvin Lewis' legacy in Cincinnati improves with every Bengals loss," 23 Oct. 2019 Dressed in blue, Gipson’s family formed a line around the corner of Hopewell Missionary Baptist Church, led by their matriarch and the late bluesman’s wife, Mrs. Regetta Gipson. al, "Henry ‘Gip’ Gipson laid to rest as a minister of the blues," 20 Oct. 2019

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1930, in the meaning defined above

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17 Jun 2020

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“Bluesman.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Aug. 2020.

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