Studebaker John and The Hawks

“The old guys, like Walter Horton, gave me the best advice when they told me not to try to sound like them, but to sound like myself. To me, blues is really finding the heart of the music and putting yourself into it.” From the Blind Pig Records Page About Studebaker John and The Hawks.
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I worked with these guys several times and it was always a pleasure. ‘Seems like I learn something from almost every guitar player I see or work with.  John always had such an authentic tone, and I know we had time at various setups to discuss amps and approaches to getting good guitar sounds. Always a terrific blues show.

This photo (thank you Tim Eby) probably from around 2004 at the Key Palace Theatre in Redkey, IN, Best in Blues!