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Saturday, September 17, 2011

Jr. Blues Band - They Call Me Jr.

Style : Modern Electric Blues, Contemporary Blues
Released : 2003
Lable : Jr. Blues Band

01 - Blues Man
02 - Carter's Place Cut Up
03 - I Got The Blues
04 - Nasty Reputation
05 - Only You
06 - Thank You Jesus

Blending the fiery soulfulness of Luther Allison with the down-home grit of Elmore James and Ry Cooder, Keith Zofkie is ready to take the blues scene by force. With his new self-titled CD, this bluesman has one goal: to share his uncompromised vision of the blues and how it should be played.
Keith "Junior Blues" Zofkie, 27, began playing guitar when he was just 12 years old. A self-taught player, he discovered the blues early thanks to his older brother, who also played guitar. After a trip to Chicago's old Maxwell Street, he was armed with an arsenal of music that continues to influence him to this day - Elmore James, Lighting Hopkins, John Lee Hooker.

In the late 1990s, he began showing his face ----- and his Stratocaster (and later, his black Telecaster) -- at Joliet-area blues jams. That's where he met local blues legends like Twist Ferguson, T-Bird Huck, Al Spears, Mike Cincanelli and Marty "Big Dog" Mercer. It was Twist Ferguson and Al Spears who bestowed upon him the moniker "Junior Blues."

"They've really helped me out getting to where I want to be," he said. "They pointed me in the right direction. Playing with Tim O'Brien's Little Brothers Band, and T-Bird Huck and the Blues Busters, M-6 with Twist, and Big Dog Mercer's band -- playing with those guys season you."

That experience shines forth in his guitar playing. One thing that has always separated Junior Blues from the faceless other ax-slingers in the crowd is his deep-seeded love of the blues, and his genuine, unflinching approach to the music.

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