85 and Still Kickin’
John Mayall earned the title “Godfather of British Blues for being a pioneer and being active as a blues artist for over six decades. He was also inducted into the Blues Hall of Fame back in 2015. In 2013, he signed a deal with Producer Eric Corne to be a part of Forty Below Records. John is also in line with the main artists in the said record label.
John Mayall is not only a British Blues singer but also a guitarist, organizer, and songwriter. Born in November of 1933, Mayall is also the founder of John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers. Would you believe that his band counted some of the most famous musicians among its members? Well, believe it, because it’s true. From Blues to Blues Rock, John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers’ members include Eric Clapton, Don “Sugarcane” Harris, Mick Fleetwood, Jack Bruce, John McVie, Peter Green, Mick Taylor, Harvey Mandel, Aynsley Dunbar, Larry Taylor, and many more.
John Mayall’s Latest Album, “Nobody Told Me”
Forty Below Records released the 85-year-old Blues singer’s latest album titled “Nobody Told Me” last February 22. The album features a list of guitarist guest which are all favorites of Mayall himself such as Todd Rundgren, Little Steven Van Zant of The E Street Band, and many others. Better check the album out to see and hear how great Mayall’s music is and also to see the other artists featured in the album.
According to John, the album has been a true labor of love. “Nobody Told Me” is an appropriate title for the Godfather of British Blues who suffered an unexpected health scare after recording the album. However, the Blues pioneer who doesn’t take day offs has been given a clean bill of health and now plans to return to his touring.
If you are a blues fan, then a sample of his works, check out the song below and enjoy!