Bob Margolin


Steady Rollin' Bob Margolin (born May 9, 1949 Brookline, Massachusetts) is an American blues guitarist and vocalist. Margolin played with Muddy Waters for several years, and is now touring with some of the musicians from the old Muddy Waters Band. He's also a senior writer for Blues Revue Magazine. Bob Margolin's website is http://www.bobmargolin.com/. He maintains a MySpace page with current touring information at www.myspace.com/bobmargolin I was born in Boston in 1949 and was brought up in nearby Brookline, Massachusetts. Inspired by Chuck Berry, I started to play guitar in 1964 and began playing in Rock bands right away. I soon followed the path of Chuck Berry’s inspiration back to the Blues. I was especially taken by the music of Muddy Waters and listened to as much of it as I could find. I worked in Blues or Blues-Rock bands in the Boston area, including with Luther “Georgia Boy” “Snake” Johnson, and The Boston Blues Band. In August, 1973, I went to see Muddy at Paul’s Mall in Boston. He had seen me in opening bands and had been very encouraging to me because I was trying to play his style of “Old School” (Muddy’s term) Chicago Blues. He had just lost long-time guitarist Sammy Lawhorn and he hired me to play in his band. While most musicians in modern times learn from listening to recordings, Muddy put me on his right side on the bandstand so I could watch him play guitar. I sure appreciated that opportunity while it was happening, and tried to us...

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