Who are those blues musicians?

posted Jan 3, 2018, 11:13 AM by Eric Shieh   [ updated Jan 3, 2018, 11:14 AM ]
Three new musicians are on the wall as part of the 7th grade case study, "De Blues." All three are current artists whose work is heavily influenced by the blues. On the right is Tracy Chapman, a multi-Grammy winning artist who has recorded many songs in the original Delta blues style, including "Gimme One Reason." Also check out her often covered blues-rock song "Fast Car." On the bottom is Ayana Witter-Johnson, a cellist and singer-songwriter whose bluesy "Ain't I a Woman" won her the grand prize at the Apollo Theater's Amateur Night. Finally, at the top is Jonny Lang, whose released two multi-platinum blues albums (the first at age 15!); we listened to his song "Lie to Me" this week in class. Check out more from these artists online and let Mr. Shieh know what you think!