THE KING OF GROOVE
Like father, like son. The truth of this proverb applies perfectly to Bernard Allison, the uncrowned "King of Groove". Born in Chicago on November 26, 1965, the thoroughbred musician continues the legacy of his father, blues legend Luther Allison, with flying colors. In his parents' home, Bernard received extensive instruction in the secrets of black music from an early age. Ten years of apprenticeship followed, including time with Koko Taylor and numerous sessions with masters such as Johnny Winter and Stevie Ray Vaughan. From this, Allison finally developed his very own sound, a rocky-funky interpretation of the blues, with which he has long since catapulted out of the oversized shadow of his father.
"Let It Go" kicked off the 2018 blues year with a real bang. It feels like Bernard Allison has returned home, as the album was released on Ruf Records, the label founded in 1994 for his father, Chicago blues legend Luther Allison, who died far too young. It's significant that Bernard recorded "Let It Go" in the birthplace of the blues, Tennessee, and focused on the essentials for the sound. "Let It Go was recorded at Bessie Blue Studio in collaboration with legendary producer Jim Gaines," Bernard reports. "We decided not to flood the CD with keyboards or horns, but to focus again on the real, clear sound of the rhythm section. And on even better songwriting." Apart from that, Bernard Allison convinces with his string-technical perfection as well as with his cool performance, which does completely without gimmickry.
In recent years, Allison has toured almost continuously. The goal: to build an American fan base as large as his European one. To achieve his goal, he shows overwhelming commitment on all fronts. With his energetic show, he performs in small clubs and at big festivals - occasionally even opening for artists like George Thorogood and Jonny Lang. But in the end, it doesn't matter where he takes the stage or how long he plays (his concerts usually last close to two and a half hours). His attitude remains unchanged: "I don't care who is on stage after me. If you give Bernard Allison the job, you get a Bernard Allison show. I'm not holding back." So Bernard will continue to be unstoppable on the road in 2020, bringing the clubs to a boil and infecting his numerous fans with the extremely contagious blues virus.
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