John Primer is an American Chicago blues and electric blues singer and guitarist.
He played guitar at Theresa's, a club in Chicago, between 1974 and 1980. He was influenced by Muddy Waters' former sideman, Sammy Lawhorn, who taught him to play slide guitar. He joined the Chicago Blues All-Stars of Willie Dixon in 1979, then the Muddy Waters's band until the latter's death in 1983. Then he joined the Teardrops of Magic Slim and began a solo career on Wolf Records. In 1995 he released, The Real Deal, with songwriting and singing techniques showing the influence of both Dixon and Slim.
Bob Corritore is considered among the top traditional blues harmonica players on the scene today. Additionally he is the owner of the Rhythm Room, the radio show host of "Those Lowdown Blues" on KJZZ, the founder of Southwest Musical Arts Foundation, the editor and main writer of the Bob Corritore Blues Newsletter, an official endorser of Hohner harmonicas, a Keeping the Blues Alive award recipient, a grammy nominated harmonica player and producer, an honorary member of the Collectif Des Radios Blues, and a great fan of and active participant in blues music in general.
THE RHYTHM ROOM ALL-STARS
The Rhythm Room All-Stars were founded by harmonica player, bandleader, and club owner Bob Corritore in 1991, as he opened his Phoenix blues and roots concert club called The Rhythm Room. This band's current lineup includes Chris James on guitar and vocals, Patrick Rynn on bass, Brian Fahey on drums, and Bob Corritore on harmonica. Each member of this band has a long and credentialed blues resume. The Rhythm Room All-Stars' specialty is a vintage Chicago Blues sound. This group not only puts on its own house-rockin' show, but also serves as a backing unit for visiting guest artists, and has supported Henry Gray, Jimmy Rogers, Big Pete Pearson, Tomcat Courtney, Mud Morganfield, Tail Dragger, Carol Fran, Sam Lay, Roy Gaines, Billy Boy Arnold, Snooky Pryor, Luther Tucker, Bo Diddley, Louisiana Red, Chief Schabuttie Gilliame, Finis Tasby, Johnny Dyer, Dave Riley, Chico Chism, Pinetop Perkins, Lil' Ed, Bob Margolin, Kid Ramos, Nappy Brown, and many others. Over the years, The Rhythm Room All-Stars have become an international festival attraction, appearing at such high-profile events as the Lucerne Blues Festival, Marco Fiume Blues Passions Festival in Italy, the Bay-Car Blues Festival in France, The Ottawa Blues Festival in Canada, The Spring Blues Festival in Belgium, the Lionel Hampton Jazz Club at Hotel Le Meridien in Paris, France, as well as its numerous openings for B.B. King. The Rhythm Room All-Stars sound is showcased on releases by Big Pete Pearson, Bob Corritore, Henry Gray, Tomcat Courtney, Sam Lay, and Louisiana Red.