As a ten-year-old doing my homework by the radio I played with the dial and found this D.J. shoutin about "rock'n rollers" and playing music that gave me goose-bumps. Maybe that first Rock'n Roll I heard in 1958 was Big Joe Turner, Big Mama Thornton, or Ike & Tina Turner.
Some time later, my friend's big sister played Jerry Lee Lewis for us. Then I heard Elvis and Gene Vincent. I was so hooked I bought a guitar, an acoustic Harmony, and I settled for playing Kingston Trio and Peter, Paul & Mary. Soon I discovered the Rolling Stones and Blues Project.
My brother and I had discovered John Hammond in the mid-60s and as we started playing Country Blues I learned this was the roots of the electric blues that was my first love. Then in 1967 I discovered John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers, Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac, and the original Chicken Shack with Christine Perfect.
After I saw John Hammond perform at Toronto's Mariposa Festival in 1972, I became a Delta Blues devotee and began p