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THE BLUES DOCTORS

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" The Blues Doctors initially got together for a Friday night gig and Friday nights are special the world over. No matter what you actually do with your weekend, a Friday evening offers the limitless blank canvass of potential – anything could happen, even if you know it probably won’t. Grab yourself a copy of "Roosters Happy Hour", grab a beer, and kick back in the Friday evening sunshine that this album provides 24/7."  
- RHYS WILLIAMS, BLUES BLAST MAGAZINE

Accolades

  • CD "Roosters Happy Hour": #1 position on Amazon's "Hot New Releases in Acoustic Blues" chart and #10 on the Living Blues national radio airplay chart


Notable Festivals & Events

Blues 'N Brews (Fayetteville NC, 2016)
North Mississippi Hill Country Picnic (2015)
Bentonia Blues Festival (Bentonia MS, 2015, 2016)
Chicago Blues Festival (2015)
Tall City Blues Festival (Midland TX, 2014)
Greenwood Blues Cruise (Greenwood SC, 2014
Great Delta Bear Affair (Rolling Fork MS, 2014)
Juke Joint Festival (Clarksdale MS, 2014-2016)
Deep Blues Festival (Clarksdale, MS, 2014-2015)
Oxford Blues Festival (Oxford MS, 2014)
Clemson Blues Festival (Clemson SC, 2013), 
Sharde Thomas's picnic (Como MS, 2014-2016)
Rooster's Blues House (Oxford MS)
Taylor Grocery (Taylor MS)
Lamar Lounge (Oxford MS)
Levon's Bar and Grill (Clarksdale MS)
Catfish Blues (Hernando MS)
Lep's BBQ (Pontotoc MS)
Murky Waters (Gulfport MS)
Daddy Joe's BBQ (Gaffney, SC)
Blue Canoe (Tupelo MS)
The Blind Pig Pub (Oxford MS)
Huey's Midtown (Memphis TN)
The Rhythm Room (Phoenix AZ)
The Aztec Theater (Aztec NM)
Sparky's Burgers (Hatch, NM)
Ziggie's Saloon (Denver, CO)
The Hog Wallow Pub (Cottonwood Heights, UT)
Brewski's (Ogden, UT)
 B. B.'s Jazz, Blues, & Soups (St. Louis MO)
City Market (Kansas City MO)
The North Side Tavern (Atlanta GA)
Calacino's Pizzeria (Beckley WV)
River City Blues Club (Harrisburg PA)
The Reed-Reeves Arboretum (Summit NJ)
Groove (NYC NY)
The Turning Point (Piermont NY)
The Reserve at Lake Keowee (Keowee SC)
Wabash Tap (Chicago, IL)
Teddy's Juke Joint (Zachary LA)
American Farmhouse (Baton Rouge LA)
Hideaway Saloon (Louisville KY)
Apollo Maennerchor Club (Sharon PA)
Bluesberry Cafe (Clarksdale MS)
 Hambone Gallery (Clarksdale MS)
Adam Gussow and Alan Gross, a.k.a. The Blues Doctors,  are Mississippi-based blues veterans who play a mix of down-home Delta standards and urban grooves from the Clarksdale-to-Chicago axis with some New Orleans funk thrown in.  They're a two-man band with a big, bold sound:  Gussow on harmonica and drumset, Gross on guitar, with both men switching off on vocals.

In November 2013, the Blues Doctors released Roosters Happy Hour, their debut album.  It includes blues standards like "Next Time You See Me," "Rock Me," "Pride and Joy," and "Sweet Home Chicago," jazz and R&B favorites such as "Sugar," "Put It Where You Want It," and "Don't Get Around Much Anymore," plus a handful of originals by Gussow, including the Hooker-style boogie, "I Need Your Love."  The album spent several months in the #1 position on Amazon's "Hot New Releases in Acoustic Blues" chart and hit #10 on the Living Blues national radio airplay chart.  

Adam Gussow needs no introduction to blues harp fans.  "One of the world's finest blues harmonica players" according to Philadelphia blues DJ Jonny Meister, Gussow is best known for his twenty-five year partnership with Mississippi-born guitarist and one-man-band Sterling "Mr. Satan" Magee as the duo Satan and Adam.   Their releases include the W. C. Handy-nominated Harlem Blues (1991), Mother Mojo (1993), Living on the River (1996), Word On the Street:  Harlem Recordings, 1989 (2008), and Back in the Game (2011).  Gussow has performed and recorded with many guitar-men during his career, including Wild Jimmy Spruill, Larry Johnson, Charlie Hilbert, Robert Ross, Andrew "Shine" Turner, Bill Sims, Jr., Irving Louis Lattin, and Brian Kramer.  Gussow's debut solo album, Kick and Stomp (2010), spent many weeks at #1 in the "Hot New Releases in Acoustic Blues" chart at Amazon mp3's and rose to the #2 position in the "picks to click" category on Bluesville (SiriusXM), America's premier satellite radio blues show.  His second solo album, Southbound (2011), spent most of March and April 2012 at the #1 position on the Mississippi Roots Rado Airplay Chart.  An author as well as musician, Gussow has written three award-winning books about blues literature and culture, including Mister Satan's Apprentice (1998), a memoir about his time as a Harlem street musician.  His newest book, Beyond the Crossroads:  The Devil and the Blues Tradition, will be published by University of North Carolina Press in October 2017.

Alan Gross is best-known for his long association with Mississippi bluesman Terry "Harmonica" Bean--he's played guitar in his band for a decade--and work with hill country performers Kinneyy Kimbrough, Lightning Malcolm, and Eric Deaton.  He's also gigged with R. L. Boyce, a mainstay of Otha Turner's Rising Star Fife and Drum ensemble, and played numerous festivals across the state of Mississippi.  His guitar influences include Muddy Waters, Duke Robillard, Jimmie Vaughan, and Warren Haynes.