Personalities | Paul Lamb & The King Snakes | Contemporary Era | Jazz & Blues

(Vocal/instrumental group, 1989–present)

English harmonica virtuoso Lamb (b. 1955) initially learned to play from recordings, but was mentored by Sonny Terry after they met at the World Harmonica Championships when Lamb was 15. He performed with other blues legends, including Buddy Guy and Junior Wells, before forming the five-piece Paul Lamb & The King Snakes. They released the first of their nine albums in 1990 and play nearly 300 dates annually, faithfully recreating the sound of late 1950s Chicago blues.

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


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