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 vintage bluesman wrote the above lyrics after spending a year as a fan of Cincinnati sports. Paul Daugherty, The Enquirer, 9 June 2021 From 2003 to 2012, Johnson hit the road as a guitarist with Chicago bluesman Ronnie Baker Brooks, including an annual blues cruise in the Caribbean. Jon Bream, Star Tribune, 18 Mar. 2021 That's how Tucson bluesman Tom Walbank was able to round up no fewer than 28 artists, from Calexico and Howe Gelb to Kid Congo Powers, for a tribute album benefiting Foul, who started chemotherapy for throat cancer in February. Ed Masley, The Arizona Republic, 12 Mar. 2021 Bobby Rush, a bluesman who calls Jackson, Mississippi, home, is known for his high-energy shows and ramped up music. Lici Beveridge, USA Today, 17 Feb. 2021 The difference is that the seven productions will stream online, with the remote possibility of the season closer about Deep Ellum bluesman Blind Lemon Jefferson welcoming small, in-person audiences, says producing artistic director Bruce DuBose. Manuel Mendoza, Dallas News, 4 Feb. 2021 Gut bucket bluesman Little Freddie King performs a set streamed from d.b.a. at 8 p.m., 28 Dec. 2020 Dylan was influenced by the bluesman Robert Johnson and folk singer, songwriter Woody Guthrie, but added a lyrical depth to his music that eventually earned him the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2016. Arkansas Online, 7 Dec. 2020 She’s the daughter of a legend, the late Chicano bluesman Randy Garibay who made his bones in the 1960s on the West Coast and in Las Vegas with the Dell-Kings and Los Blues., 21 Oct. 2020

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First Known Use of bluesman

1930, in the meaning defined above

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18 Jun 2021

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“Bluesman.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Aug. 2021.

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