Chris Cain (USA)
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Blues aficionados - get ready for it! Bluesman Chris Cain is coming to Oz in May for a string of must-see shows!
Chris Cain has received US nominations for 2018, including BMA Blues Guitarist of the Year, BBM Male Blues Artist of the Year. Cain offers up a soulful stew of Memphis style electric blues. His powerfully deep vocals and jazz inspired, blues guitar riffs are unforgettable; uniquely his own, while reminiscent of the legendary BB King and Albert King. As a child, Chris Cain attended concerts with his father to hear many of the great blues artists of the time. When Cain burst onto the blues scene in 1987 with his award winning debut album, he soon found himself sharing the stage and trading licks with a few of those legends, including Albert King and Albert Collins. Chris Cain has released a dozen albums, each filled with soul-stirring songs pulled from his own blues drenched heart. His latest, released in 2017, has been nominated as BBM Best Contemporary Blues Album of 2018. Chris Cain's brand of blues is unforgettable.
"One of my favorite, and criminally underrated blues players of all time. Chris has influenced me for as long as I owned a guitar. Tone, and magic phrasing. Killer voice and songs to boot." - JOE BONAMASSA
"When I interviewed B.B. King back in '05 I asked him if he had heard the album Cain does King and BB paused, got a huge ear-to-ear grin and said "Chris Cain? Now that boy can PLAY the guitar." He loved Chris!" - MARK FREDELL, The Big Blue Train Radio