bluesy

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

Definition of bluesy

: resembling, characteristic of, or suited to the blues

Examples of bluesy in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web As a guitarist later on with local groups like The Dozens and his solo band, Posey sounds a lot more like bluesy Southern rockers such as Warren Haynes. Matt Wake | Mwake@al.com, al, "Close encounters of the Van Halen kind," 8 Jan. 2020 Adrian Quesada — the band’s co-leader, formerly of Grupo Fantasma — lent the group a garage-rock vibe with his concise, bluesy guitar solos, while spastic keyboardist JaRon Marshall added breezy funk flavors. Dallas News, "The Kessler Theater barely contained Black Pumas on Saturday night," 12 Jan. 2020 The Austin, Texas, resident whose guitar-playing skills impressed almost as much as his bluesy sound was on longtime coach Shelton‘s team. Darlene Aderoju, PEOPLE.com, "The Voice Crowns Jake Hoot Season 17 Champion — Giving Coach Kelly Clarkson Her Third Victory," 17 Dec. 2019 The Chicago native’s unique bluesy vocals and messages of body positivity leave everyone feeling seriously inspired. Megan Stein, Country Living, "Meet 'The Voice' Season 17's Top Four Finalists," 14 Dec. 2019 Their kind of rock music, bluesy and harsh, broke the rules of harmony. Dan Piepenbring, The New Yorker, "The Book of Prince," 2 Sep. 2019 The Black Keys — Dan Auerbach and Patrick Carney — will bring their bluesy garage rock sound to SoFlo with Modest Mouse and Shannon and the Clams. Rod Stafford Hagwood, sun-sentinel.com, "November events, from comedy and food festivals to Colombia-Peru soccer and alligator wrestling," 31 Oct. 2019 For the past 10 years, Jimmy Fallon's house band has performed private pre-Grammy shows in Los Angeles, where their bluesy style and surprise guests -- from John Legend to Lenny Kravitz -- have made them a hot ticket. Paula Parisi, Billboard, "Citi, Live Nation Open Grammy Week Sound Vault With Eminem, Dave Matthews, The Roots," 16 Jan. 2018 The Incredible String Band was bumped to Saturday where they were sandwiched between the bluesy rocking of the Keef Hartley Band and Canned Heat. Stuart Miller, BostonGlobe.com, "The Woodstock artists you can’t forget, and the others you didn’t know about," 15 Aug. 2019

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1933, in the meaning defined above

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“Bluesy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bluesy. Accessed 20 Feb. 2020.

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