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Elvin Bishop

Elvin Bishop dropped out of his second year at the University of Chicago to dive head first in the local blues scene. Fascinated by what he was hearing around him, he met up with Paul Butterfield and joined the Butterfield Blues band. He split from the outfit in 1968 to experience the crazy musical melting pot that once was San Francisco, where the sonic diversity crept into his sound in the form of a gospel, country, and blues hybrid. On the famous Fillmore stage, Bishop often sat in with the likes of B.B. King, Eric Clapton, and even the late, great Jimi Hendrix. He soon formed the Elvin Bishop Group and recorded the notorious "Fooled Around and Fell in Love." Bishop currently resides in San Francisco where he enjoys gardening and the occasional gig.

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  • That's My Thing

    Elvin Bishop

    Year: 2011

    Runtime: 1 hr 37 min

    Elvin Bishop's music has been making people smile for over 50 years. A founding member of the groundbreaking Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Elvin has performed and recorded with music legends such as B.B. King, John Lee Hooker and the Allman Brothers. From deep down gut-bucket blues played in smoky South Side Chicago taverns, to raucous roadhouse R&B, Bishop's instilled all of his music with passion, creativity and a healthy helping of wisdom, wit and good humor! That's My Thing features a blistering performance by Elvin Bishop recorded live at Club Fox in Redwood City, California, on December 17, 2011. Line-Up: Elvin Bishop (vocals & guitar), Bob Welsh (guitar), S.E. Willis (keys & accordion), Ed Earley (trombone & percussion), Ruth Davies (bass), and Bobby Cochran (drums).

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