Big Daddy Wilson - Ich liebe the blues
Big Daddy Wilson, born Wilson Blount, grew up in a tiny town in North Carolina and was raised by his mother and grandmother. After quitting school he joined the US Army and was stationed in Germany, where he eventually married and settled. Growing up on a diet of gospel music, Wilson first heard blues music in his early 30s and started putting his poetry to music. He tours and has recorded 12 albums, the latest of which is called Neckbone Stew. He is touring Aotearoa with his band, which includes New Zealander Stephan Gilberg, and will play the Tauranga Arts Festival on October 28 as well as a host of other dates.