Son Lewis
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Son Lewis


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"Big City Blues Magazine"

Son Lewis may be the Next Train Smokin' across the American Blues scene... these are East Coast Blues that should not be missed! - Mark Coles

"Southland Blues Magazine"

This album is put together with the right mix of acoustic and electric Blues. Both styles reflect Lewis' great versatility in both his guitar playing and vocals - Southland Blues

"Living Blues"

Lewis is a polished guitarist able to summon up the appropriate feel for each song. The arrangements, while traditional, are never merely copies - None


Cadillac Rhythm (Silk City 2008)
Dark Past (Silk City 2007)
Urban Legends of NJ (Silk City 2006)
Snake (Silk City 2005)
The Country Blues (Silk City 2004)
Red, Hot, Blues (Silk City 2004)
Santa Has Left The Building (Silk City 2003)
Hobo Jungle: Independent Blues Artists (Silk City 2000)
Standing Room Only: Songs from the Last Roadhouse (Silk City 1999)
Borderline: The Ry Cooder Tribute (Hattori/Japan 1998)
Next Train Smokin' (Silk City 1996)
Roadwork (Silk City 1991) out of print
Glad You Came (Silk City 1988) out of print
Solid Son (Silk City 1980) out of print
Live Radio, Son! (Bluesong 1974) out of print



Son Lewis has been an active figure on the Blues music scene for some time. His work as a modern day exponent of the Blues, and R&B, has led him to recognition as a performer and recording artist. Son began playing Blues guitar in the 1960’s, influenced greatly by artists as diverse as Robert Johnson, Hubert Sumlin (whom he accompanied on stage in December 2006), Otis Rush, and Elmore James. His own particular guitar style developed under the guidance of Blues guitarist Danny Kalb (founder of the Blues Project, a seminal Bluesband of the 1960's). Lewis' reputation has been built upon solid live solo performances and with his own SON LEWIS BluesBand, which has featured former members of MINK DEVILLE, THE RICKI LEE JONES BAND, THE JITTERZ, EXUMA, IMPACT, THE SHOTS, and CASTLE BROWNE. As a solo artist, performing the traditional country Blues, and with his band, rocking juke joints with electric blues, Son has become known as a faithful, and loving interpreter of this nearly lost musical art form. In live performance, TV, radio, and on recordings, Son Lewis has proved to audiences everywhere that the Blues is a vibrant, and exciting form of musical entertainment!
Following is a partial list of Son's accomplishments:

IN CONCERT: Opening for- John Hammond, Mose Allison, Tracy Nelson, Leon Redbone, Rick Danko, Jimmy Thackery and The Drivers, Rick Derringer, Clarence "Gatemouth" Brown, Elvin Bishop, The Nighthawks, Chris Rush, Johnny Copeland, Savoy Brown, Frankie Lee, The Manhatten Transfer and more...

FESTIVALS: Montclair Jazz & Blues Festival, Botany District Blues Festival, Riverhead Blues Festival, Waterloo Acoustic Blues Festival, Blues 2000, NJ Folk Festival, Hudson Clearwater Festival, Morristown Folk Festival, The Hunger Project Benefits, The Great Falls Festival, Sussex County Fair, The Music America Festivals, The Folk Project Fall Fest, Somerset Arts Festival, Raritan River Festival, Unionville Vinyards, Doc's Blues & Barbecue Festival

LIVE RADIO BROADCASTS: WFDU-FM, WNTI-FM, WNNJ-AM, WRPR-FM, WIXL-FM and airplay on over 70 stations worldwide!

TELEVISION: The Mark Dacey Show, Blues in the Night, The "V" Channel Magazine, The Blues with Karon Brandt, Shirley Keller's Folk People, Horses Sing None of It, Oakland TV

CLUBS: Stanhope House, Bodle’s Opera House, Turning Point, Max Daniels, Van Gogh's Ear, Lockwood Tavern, Crossroads, Tierney's, Stone Pony, Folk City, Bitter End, Jason's, Wallace's, Nobody's Inn, Old Bay, Tewksbury Inn, Great Notch, Cafe Elysian, Borders Books, and hundreds more.