Studebaker John and the Hawks
Studebaker John formed the Hawks in the 1970s and has been a major contributor to the Chicago Blues scene ever since. An equally formidable talent on both the harmonica and slide guitar, this native Chicagoan cranks out dirty, ragged blues in the houserockin' tradition of Hound Dog Taylor. In between the blaring vamps and raspy harp chooglin', his choked voice twists itself up into a whiskey-drenched shriek as he sings alternately mournful blues and party-startin' scorchers. Supported by the solid backing of the Hawks, John treats slide blues classics and originals with the reverence and passion of a loyal student.