\ ˈblü-zē How to pronounce bluesy (audio) \
bluesier; bluesiest

Definition of bluesy

: resembling, characteristic of, or suited to the blues

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The latest iteration of their bluesy psychedelic-rock band performs Wednesday at the San Diego County Fair. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Big Brother, 49 years after death of Janis Joplin, is Del Mar-bound," 6 June 2019 For all its slick, bluesy hipness, though, the show is devoid of real feeling. Peter Marks, Washington Post, "Hey, Tony Awards, lighten up! You should give more prizes to the funny stuff.," 6 June 2019 In addition to The Dead Deads, Herron’s worked with notable artists including bluesy singer/songwriters Kristy Lee and Michelle Malone. Matt Wake |,, "Next wave Alabama musicians: hard-hitting drummer with style," 5 June 2019 His alto has a big broad tone, at times reminiscent of the bluesy tenor saxophones that came from Chicago in the late ’50s and early ’60s. Martin Johnson, WSJ, "‘Stomping Off From Greenwood’ by Greg Ward Review," 17 Jan. 2019 Eric Clapton takes on a holiday standard on his first-ever full holiday album, and gives it a bluesy makeover. Natalie Maher, Harper's BAZAAR, "The Best New Christmas Songs of 2018," 12 Nov. 2018 Bill Miller’s bluesy, transparent piano lines frame the vocal empathetically, allowing Sinatra’s voice to shine through. WSJ, "He Sang One for the Ages," 2 Nov. 2018 Following a photo session by the coast, the newlyweds returned to the reception in the garden that was filled with bluesy jazz music played by a five-piece band from Hastings, Hamner’s birthplace. Vogue, "Stylist Alexandra Carl and Filmmaker Jacob John Harmer’s Effortlessly Elegant Wedding in Copenhagen," 19 Sep. 2018 The former Glee star and YouTube cover singer performed the song with a bluesy touch during an America's Got Talent audition. Rachel Epstein, Marie Claire, "The Best Cover Songs of 2018 May Be Better Than the Originals," 26 July 2018

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1933, in the meaning defined above

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