Leading the first interracial blues band is just one of Paul Butterfield’s accomplishments that make him a legendary figure in blues rock. He was an innovator, a gifted blues harmonica player, and an extraordinary bandleader. His Paul Butterfield Blues Band not only backed Bob Dylan at his famous gone-electric Newport appearance, but they also served as inspiration for the entire West Coast/San Francisco psychedelic rock scene. Paul Butterfield set the blues rock bar high, forming standards in a genre many have tried to meet.
Born December 17, 1942, Paul Butterfield hails from Chicago, home of the blues. He first studied flute as a teenager and then switched his attentions towards harmonica. “Within about six months he... Read More