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Louisiana Red (born Iverson Minter, March 23, 1932, Bessema, Alabama, United States - died February 25, 2012, Hanover, Germany) was a blues guitarist, harmonica player, and singer, who has recorded more than 50 albums. Louisiana Red has played with just about every major bluesman you can name, some of the most memorable encounters being his jams with B.B.King and Muddy Waters. But it doesn’t matter who he plays with or where he appears - Louisiana Red brings the same intensitiy and enthusiasm to every stage he appears on, whether in front of 10,000 people at a festival or 100 people in an intimate club.Read More...
Louisiana Red’s albums have been called masterpieces by critics, and in 1983 he won a W.C. Handy Award as best traditional blues artist. After living in Germany for 20 years, he has made a several triumphant comeback tours in the United States.
But if you ask Red about it, he won’t tell you much about his success. He’ll much rather talk about his latest CD project, about a new song or a new guitar lick. Because Louisiana Red is constantly creating, always searching für another expression of his blues. For once, the hyperbole ist justified: Louisiana Red is the Blues.
Born in Bessema, Alabama as Iverson Minter. His mother died a week after his birth.
1941 Louisiana Red’s father was killed by the Ku-Klux-Klan.
1972 His first beloved wife died from cancer.
1975 Festival in Montreux
Strongly influenced by Muddy Waters, Lightnin‘ Hopkins and Arthur Crudup, he has long ago found his own voice, his own style, his own form of expression.
Louisiana Red has played with just about every major bluesman you can name, some of the most memorable encounters being his jams with B.B.King and Muddy Waters..
1981 Louisiana Red leaves the United States for living now in Germany
1983 W.C. Handy Award as best traditional blues artist.
1984 Marriage with his beloved wife Dora.
1997 The first triumphant comeback tours in the United States.
Top SongsTotal plays on Last.fm over the last 6 months
- Alabama Train - 12,689 plays
- This Little Letter - 4,516 plays
- Valerie - 4,788 plays
- Sweet Blood Call - 4,607 plays
- Leaving Town - 3,835 plays
- Driftin' - 3,694 plays
- Vivienne - 3,561 plays
- Rollin' Stone - 3,450 plays
- Freight Train to Ride - 3,550 plays
- Nothing But A Gypsy Man - 2,903 plays