Studebaker John & The Maxwell Street Kings
Kingsville Jukin'

Delmark DE 830

As a teenager John Grimaldi worked in the family plumbing business that sometimes took him to Chicago's Maxwell Street open-air market. There he saw musicians playing raw, amplified blues. After seeing Hound Dog Taylor perform John knew he had to play slide guitar. Under the spell of these music experiences he started performing as Studebaker John in the `70s. Almost forty years and a dozen albums later Studebaker John is still creating new songs, (Kingsville Jukin' is over an hour of all new originals) still rockin' the blues the way they did on Maxwell Street. The band also features Rick Kreher, guitar; Bob Halaj, bass and Steve Cushing, drums. In a review of the first Maxwell Street Kings CD, That's The Way You Do (Delmark 810), Steven Jones wrote: "I've listened to a lot of Studebaker John Grimaldi's recordings over the years, and this new release may just blow the rest of them all away! His harp is greasy and hot, his slide cuts like a knife and his vocals are truly inspired." - Blues Blast Magazine.

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