Travelin' Blues a.k.a. Detroit's Greektown Bluesman
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Travelin' Blues a.k.a. Detroit's Greektown Bluesman

Detroit, Michigan, United States | INDIE

Detroit, Michigan, United States | INDIE
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Street Corner Blues, Nightly Things, Big City Blues, Live At The Crow, and Searching



Travelin’ Blues is a musical storyteller whose life experiences add to his performances of country and urban blues.

Even though you do not find it on his schedule you can often times find Travelin' playing at Steve's Place in Detroit next door to St. Andrew’s Hall.

His repertoire includes everything from his over 400 original compositions, to blues standards, and original plantation songs, to soul/Motown and rock.

Travelin’ spent every summer in the Mississippi Delta where he learned the history of both traditional plantation music and the blues. He used to play his guitar and sing for many who gathered for Sunday meeting or for local celebrations. This is where he began honing his skills as a master blues guitarist and learned early on how to carry the interest of both adults and children.

He grew up the son of a soldier who was stationed in Germany. After being coming home from Europe his father became a chef and worked at the White House. This is where he picked up the art of food preparation. Travelin’ is not only a great musician but an awesome cook as well.

His voice carries the feeling of the blues. He can sing everything from old-time blues to country, rock to soul and jazz.

Travelin' plays both acoustic and electric guitar. His favorite guitar is his 1934 Gibson (a gift from the late Charlie Banister.) It is old, scratched up and weather worn, but the guitar still sounds true and full. Travelin’ plays to his many fans in Detroit and particularly at Steve’s Place most everyday, all day and night. One can often find him on Monroe Street in Greek Town spreading his joy of music happiness to passersby.

Travelin' performs at festivals, night clubs, concert houses, private parties, schools, churches, libraries, and civic/special functions.