Hosted by Corey Harris, a MacArthur Grant recipient, and featuring renowned roots musician Alvin Youngblood Hart, True Blues chronicles the extraordinary living culture of the blues in an uplifting performance of music, storytelling and conversation. A unique source of entertainment and inspiration for blues disciples, True Blues also provides a way in for those who have yet to become anointed.
Guitarist, vocalist and songwriter Corey Harris has carved out his own niche in Blues music. He began his career as a New Orleans street singer and, thanks to a Fulbright Scholarship, lived in Cameroon, West Africa, for a year. With one foot in tradition and the other in the human condition, Harris is a truly unique voice in contemporary Blues music.
Alvin Youngblood Hart is the cosmic American love child of Howlin Wolf and Link Wray! Known as a “musician’s musician,” Hart’s praises have been sung by everyone from Bob Dylan to Brit guitar gods Eric Clapton and Mick Taylor. He’s a devout follower of the “no barriers” approach, and aims to delight the masses and spread his eclectic musical message around the world.
Blues is at the center of their artistry, and the blues takes center stage in True Blues.