Blues guitarist and singer born in Arkansas, but like many of his contemporaries in the rural South, he rose to fame in cities far from his original home. His style exemplified the soulful blues of the west side of Chicago, Illinois, where he moved with his family as a child. Later, in 1977, when the popularity of the blues faded in the United States, he began touring Europe extensively and became an international star. (Read more… encyclopediaofarkansas.net)
Luther Allison delivers the real thing. Soulful shouter and scorching soloist, he performs the deep, hard blues as if his life were hanging in the balance.
The death of the blues musician Luther Allison has come at a particularly poignant time. Just when he was making the best music of his career and being recognized as one of the leading exponents of the blues guitar.