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Sunny Lowdown

Member sinceJune 11, 2014
LocationBrattleboro, VT
InfluencesR.L. Burnside, John Lee Hooker, Muddy Waters, Frankie Lee Sims
Artist Biography:
“Sunny has a great sound. One of the nicest new CDs I’ve listened to in a number of years.” – Frank Delaney, Spokane Public Radio

“Every song on 'Down Loaded' demands attention by way of striking solo performances...Drive, spirit, spookiness—all the elements are here.” – Elmore Magazine

Sunny Lowdown plays the raw, deep blues, drawing from the music of John Lee Hooker, Muddy Waters, Lightnin’ Hopkins, Jesse Mae Hemphill and R.L. Burnside. Critics have described Sunny’s music as “swamp music”, but Sunny shuns labels. “I’m just me,” he says. “I call it Sunny side up.” Sunny was only sixteen when he first backed up bluesman John Lee Hooker. He went on to work with many of his favorite blues musicians: Howlin’ Wolf guitarist Hubert Sumlin, Muddy Waters pianist Pinetop Perkins, Chicago blues legends Otis Rush and George “Wild Child” Butler, R.L. Burnside and Cedell Davis, and others.

“I always liked the singers who could sit with just their guitar and tell you a story,” he says. “Whether they had written the song or not, they made it their story.”

Rhythmic, and powerful, you won’t find many of Sunny’s chords in guitar books. “My music starts raw, and then I cook it up,” he says. “But I never overcook it."

More by Sunny Lowdown:

A Girl I Once Knew
Down Loaded
First Chance Blues
Red Devil Blues
Texas Blues

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