Luther Badman Keith Blues Band

Luther Badman Keith Blues Band

 Detroit, Michigan, USA

The Luther Badman Keith Blues Band plays high-energy electric blues using original songwriting and blending elements of blues, soul, funk and rock.


The Luther Badman Keith band has a highly original sound with often humourous, tongue-in-cheek lyrics and expands on the blues tradition by incorporating the influences of artists ranging from Luther Allison and Albert King, to the Doors, Santana and James Brown. Band leader Luther Badman Keith didn't pick up a guitar until he was in his thirties, after seeing his first blues show, a performance of Luther Allison, whom he considers his mentor, and did not start performing professionally until he was in his mid forties. A professional journalist by training, Keith has had a long career as a newspaper editor and columnist and took his passion for words and blended them with his love of music to develop his songwriting craft. Keith's songs remind listeners the message of the blues remains as important as the beat.


The Luther Badman Keith band has released two self-produced CDS, Badman, released in 1999, and Thunder In My Bluese, released in 2003. Some tracks from both CDs can be heard on the website,; tracks from the second CD can be heard on

Set List

A typical band set is a blend of blues classics and orginal material. Standard material includes tunes by Albert King, Muddy Waters, BB King and Freddie King as well as songs by Luther Allison, Albert Collins, Buddy Guy and Robert Johnson. This includes such tunes as Crosscut Saw, Crossroads, Cherry Red Wine, the Thrill is Gone, Why I Sing the Blues, Mojo, Hoochie Coochie Man and Caledonia.