Personalities | John Mooney | Contemporary Era | Jazz & Blues

(Guitar, vocals, b. 1955)

Born in East Orange, New Jersey, Mooney grew up in Rochester, New York, where he joined Joe Beard’s group at 15 and studied slide with Delta giant Son House. In 1976 he moved to New Orleans, where he began to concoct an electric style that blended Crescent City funk rhythms with traditional blues, gelling on his 2000 album Gone To Hell. Today Mooney performs and records both with his upbeat band and as a solo acoustic artist.

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Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Jazz & Blues, founding editor Howard Mandel


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