John Primer BMA

The Blues Foundation announced the nominees for the 44th Blues Music Awards, our artist John Primer is nominated for Album of the Year, Best Traditional Blues Album, and Best Traditional Blues Male Artist. Congratulations!

John Primer is one of the best traditional Chicago blues singers and guitarists! The sound and style of Chicago blues as we know it today can be credited to John. In addition to being the bandleader and guitarist for Muddy Waters, Willie Dixon and Magic Slim & The Teardrops, John Primer is a two-time Grammy nominated artist. His personal accolades, including a Lifetime Achievement Award, reflect his countless contributions to the history of Chicago blues. John has played or recorded with a who’s who of blues greats. Stars like Junior Wells, Gary Clark Jr., Derek Trucks, Johnny Winter, The Rolling Stones, and Buddy Guy.

Wolf Records International marks the beginning of John Primers solo career
Wolf Records International recorded its first CD with Magic Slim & The Teardrops in Chicago in 1986.

During the Session Wolf Records recorded also the first Songs by John Primer, who got famous as a Sideman of the legends Muddy Waters and Magic Slim.

These songs were great, so Wolf Records and John Primer decided to produce his first CD ever! We got the best Sideman we could get, Michael Coleman, Magic Slim, Jr Pettis and Billy Branch are some of this legendary Crew, (CD 120.852, Poor Man Blues) and got a nomination for the BMA! You can still buy this great Album on

John has had an incredible career over the past few years. We are very proud of the past and hope for future joint projects!

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