Bernard Allison

Bernard Allison

Update: 2022-03-17
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Bernard Allison's blues lineage is direct, as the son of Luther Allison he grew up around the greats (Muddy Waters, Hound Dog Taylor, Albert King), and early in his career as part of Koko Taylor's band, he shared stages with even more (Johnny Winter,  Stevie Ray Vaughan).  Greg and Bernard talk about what it was like being brought up in that environment as a guitarist, and then, of course, they talk gear!

3:01 - Bernard’s new record, and recording during the pandemic
9:45 - Getting acquainted with Bernard’s dad, guitar legend Luther Allison
12:46 - What drew Bernard to the guitar?  Was his father an inspiration?  And what it means to stay authentic as a player
17:13 - What it was like exist in the realm of old school Blues greats, and the different generation of Blues players
23:10 - Being self-taught, integrating influences to become the guitar player he is today, and who the heck is this SRV guy??
40:36 - Albert King, and where did he get his licks?
48:59 - How Bernard ended up in Minneapolis, and his time spent living in France
59:03 - Wireless guitar systems
62:31 - Blade Guitars by Gary Levinson

Total Length: 69:39

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