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 Topper Price, an Alabama bluesman, was born on Aug. 16, 1952, in Mobile County. Mary Colurso |, al, 30 Aug. 2022 Perhaps more than any other bluesman, Robert Leroy Johnson epitomizes the lasting allure and deep mythology of the genre. Chris Wheatley, Longreads, 31 July 2022 There’s a lot Kingfish can learn from Guy about how to be a bluesman. Carlo Rotella, Washington Post, 20 July 2022 The late bluesman John Lee Hooker will be celebrated by local and visiting performers at the latest edition of Detroit Music Weekend, scheduled July 2 outside Music Hall. Brian Mccollum, Detroit Free Press, 29 May 2022 Revisit, for example, the late bluesman Tomcat Courtney playing at the 2014 awards, the Farmers in 2005, AJ Croce in 2004 or Rocket From the Crypt in 2000. David L. Coddon, San Diego Union-Tribune, 14 Apr. 2022 Across the record, Batiste also raps, stomps like a preacher and wails like a barrelhouse bluesman. Randall Roberts, Los Angeles Times, 3 Apr. 2022 In this case, his whim involves learning about mysterious bluesman Blind Blake, and the conspiracy kicks in almost immediately when Reacher is arrested for murder. Daniel Fienberg, The Hollywood Reporter, 1 Feb. 2022 That story is told through the array of instruments on display, from jazz legend Miles Davis’ trumpet to Chicago bluesman Howlin’ Wolf’s 1950s-era harmonica. Jeremy Gorner,, 26 Nov. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of bluesman

1930, in the meaning defined above

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4 Oct 2022

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“Bluesman.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Oct. 2022.

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