Personalities | Paul Rishell & Annie Raines | Contemporary Era | Jazz & Blues

(Vocal duo, 1993–present)

This Cambridge, Massachusetts-based duo embrace vintage music styles with absolute authenticity. Brooklyn-born Rishell (b. 1950, vocals, guitar) discovered traditional blues in the 1960s and played with Son House and Johnny Shines. He began leading bands and performing solo in 1975, releasing his debut Blues On Holiday in 1990. He then met Raines (b. 1969, harmonica, mandolin, vocals), whose influences included Little Walter and Sonny Boy Williamson. Their first recording together was 1996’s I Want You To Know, while Moving To The Country (2000) won a W.C. Handy Award for Acoustic Blues Album of the Year.

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


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