New Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee Elvin Bishop, Billy Boy Arnold talk Chicago blues
A lot has happened with Elvin Bishop since his January appearance at Lake Tahoe. His career-defining album, “Can’t Even Do Wrong Right,” cleaned up at the Blues Music Awards, winning Album Of The Year, Band Of The Year, Song Of The Year (for the title track).T he Paul Butterfield Blues Band and its guitarist Elvin Bishop were inducted April 18 into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The Paul Butterfield Blues Band’s albums in the mid-1960s opened white America’s ears to its own blues music. Billy Boy Arnold, who recorded with Bo Diddley from the beginning and took harmonica lessons from the first Sonny Boy Williamson, performed Jan. 3, 2015 with Bishop as part of Mark Hummel’s Blues Harmonica Blowout. Bishop and Arnold talk about the Chicago blues heyday in this Tahoe Onstage interview backstage at Harrah’s Lake Tahoe.
ABOUT Tim Parsons
Tim Parsons is the editor of Tahoe Onstage who first moved to Lake Tahoe in 1992. Before starting Tahoe Onstage in 2013, he worked for 29 years at newspapers, including the Tahoe Daily Tribune, Eureka Times-Standard and Contra Costa Times. He was the recipient of the 2011 Keeping the Blues Alive award for Journalism.